Simon Birch
Simon Birch (1998)

From the day he was born, Simon Birch (Ian Smith) was different. He was no bigger than a baby bird, and the doctors predicted that he'd never last the night. But he did. Then they said he'd never last the week. But he did. Weeks… More

Rated: PG
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: September 11, 1998
DVD Release Date: May 18, 1999
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Critic Score: 44% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Overly mushy; tries too hard to pull at the heart-strings.

Gerry Shamray
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Great, overlooked film.

Elias Savada
Nitrate Online

Simon Birch's bark shrivels under the weight of its two-hour length and dramatically under-developed script.

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Michael Dequina

May be a bit too sweet for its own good.

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Clint Morris

Wonderfully performed and syrupy sweet

Bruce Feld
Film Journal International

Simon Birch packs the dramatic impact of a mayonnaise sandwich on white bread.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A rare and wonderful testament to the ardor and resilience of faith. In these times, that is enough to cheer about.

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David N. Butterworth

Not as good as the book, but not bad either.

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Flixster Audience Score: 77% Flixster User Reviews
Lucas Martins
Simon Birch, is a comedy-drama that tries with intensity move the audience and captivate the heart, but the sentimentalist spoiler the entire movie. Despite… More
KJ Proulx
One of the most touching movies of the decade, because all of the acting is great, and it really helps with a great story to go along with it!
Kevin M. Williams
With good intentions and well meaning written all over it, this one is like a bowl of corn flakes, a little soggy. "Boyhood chums face some of life's… More
Wahida K
It is a heart warming story.
Alex roy
A very boring and unspired film. This is suposed to be emotionally charged, hell this is just a stupid boring film with no direction. The midget in this film is… More
Jason Owens
I often wonder if my favorite genre of movies is drama, action, or horror. It'd be a 3-sided toss up for me - I'm always in the mood for any of the… More