Stolen Summer
Stolen Summer (2002)

Pete (Adi Stein) is an eight-year-old Catholic boy growing up in the suburbs of Chicago in the mid-'70s. Pete attends Catholic school, where as classes let out for the summer, he's admonished by a nun to follow the path of Lord, and… More

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Rated: PG
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: March 22, 2002
DVD Release Date: September 24, 2002
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Critic Score: 36% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Stolen Summer feels like a sugary after-school special stretched out to feature length.

Manohla Dargis
L.A. Weekly

A period story about a Catholic boy who tries to help a Jewish friend get into heaven by sending the audience straight to hell.

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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer

Even when his technique is amateurish, Jones' belief in the material is refreshing.

Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Despite all the flaws, plot holes, and continuity screw-ups, this was an enjoyable and sweet movie with a cute story.

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Tom Maurstad
Dallas Morning News

Nearly all the fundamentals you take for granted in most films are mishandled here.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

The performances take the movie to a higher level.

Emanuel Levy

The background and conditions under which this film (part of HBO's Proejct Greenlight) was produced and documented (with step-by-step accuracy, humor, and cynicism, and self-importance) overshadow by far its underwhelming artistic merits; it's a clunker

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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald

The kids often appear to be reading the lines and are incapable of conveying any emotion.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

The problem, amazingly enough, is the screenplay.

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Clint Morris

A nice film with some really great actors

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Flixster Audience Score: 67% Flixster User Reviews
Thomas Johnston
This movie demonstrates the innocence I think God intends us all to view Him with but have forgotten how to do. I am Spiritual without being religious and this… More
Leigh Ryan
Very sweet and endearing...
jay nixon
Sweet drama with good performances by all.