Taliesin Jones
Taliesin Jones (2002)

For 12 year old, TALIESIN JONES (JEAN-PAUL MACLEOD), life on a Welsh hill farm is full of uncertainty. His Mum (GERALDINE JAMES) leaves home and Taliesin is left behind with his distracted father (JONATHAN PRYCE), his sullen brother… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: February 1, 2002
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Jane Sumner
Dallas Morning News

A sweet, tender sermon about a 12-year-old Welsh boy more curious about God than girls, who learns that believing in something does matter.

Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

Certainly warm-hearted and well-intentioned...but its eagerness to be uplifting is ultimately more calculated than inspiring, and its message is more than a little muddled.

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Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

too many scenarios in which the hero might have an opportunity to triumphantly sermonize, and too few that allow us to wonder for ourselves if things will turn out okay.

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Melanie McFarland
Seattle Times

A film about a young man finding God that is accessible and touching to the marrow.

Christopher Null

The issue of faith is not explored very deeply

Steven Rosen
Denver Post

Succumbs to the same kind of maudlin, sentimental mysticism that mars the Touched by an Angel school of non-God spiritual-uplift movies.

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Susan Green
Boxoffice Magazine

Screenwriter Maureen Tilyou, director Martin Duffy and an extremely competent cast handle the controversial aspects of the topic in an even-handed manner.

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