Goodbye Christopher Robin
Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017)

GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN gives a rare glimpse into the relationship between beloved children's author A. A. Milne and his son Christopher Robin, whose toys inspired the magical world of Winnie the Pooh. Along with his mother Daphne,… More

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Rated: PG
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: October 13, 2017
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Critic Score: 62% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Goodbye Christopher Robin struggles to balance wartime tension and childlike wonder, but offers valuable insight into the darkness shadowing the creation of a classic children's tale.

Matthew Lickona
San Diego Reader

So yes, even kid-friendly art begins in a wound, and money tarnishes everything it touches. But maybe there's a silver lining to that little black rain cloud hovering over the honey tree?

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Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Inquirer

And poor little Tilston, who plays Billy, is stranded on screen for far too long, left to dazzle us with his range of exactly two facial expression - frozen happiness, frozen disappointment.

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Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

Director Simon Curtis, with a script by Frank Cottrell Boyce and Simon Vaughn, delivers a moving story of the origins of something that is part of the fabric of not just our cultures but of those around the world.

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Rafer Guzman

A sugary version of what should have been a bittersweet story.

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

"Goodbye Christopher Robin" works in spite of itself, because it understands what Milne's creation meant to him and to a post-war world and to every child and parent since: a place forever innocent and forever England.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Manages to avoid most of the genre trappings by telling a more focused story, a story that's about something, rather than simply someone's "life story."

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Richard Roeper
Chicago Sun-Times

Like a tap that was turned on, the sadness and anger never stopped pouring out.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

One of those films that's as good as it needs to be, but no better.

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Sara Michelle Fetters

My love for Winnie-the-Pooh and his many adventures knows no limitations; my admiration of Goodbye Christopher Robin almost equally as strong. Silly old bear, indeed.

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