Spin (2004)

James Redford, the son of actor and filmmaker Robert Redford, made his directorial debut with this independent coming-of-age drama set in the 1950s. After his parents are killed in the wreck of a light plane, young Eddie Haley (Max Madore)… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: October 15, 2004
DVD Release Date: May 24, 2005
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Critic Score: 43% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Ty Burr
Boston Globe

Merriman evinces only the soft-focus moodiness of an outdoor-clothing catalog. The supporting cast practically stands on its collective head trying to pick up the slack, but to little use.

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Paul Sherman
Boston Herald

The movie just lays there like a well-intentioned, PG-13 after-school special.

Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star

James Redford, son of the screen icon, Robert, proves that more than one member of the family is skilled at spinning incisive family-themed drama.

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Luke Y. Thompson
New Times

Essentially a feature-length infomercial for white-Latino interracial relationships

Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune

Some melodramatic flourishes aside, Spin is a small gem worth uncovering.

Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer

A forgettable, mellow drama. [It] flirts with exploring important themes, but ultimately only scratches the surface of a few of them.

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Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

Much of the material here doesn't translate well from book to film.

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Flixster Audience Score: 70% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
Really nice and well done movie. Not fast moving, but really comforting and enjoyable to watch. Stanley Tucci is a very nice addition, also. He doesn't… More
Leo L
Haley Anderson
Ryan Merriman shines!!!!