The Mighty
The Mighty (1998)

Peter Chelsom directed this family film in the tradition of My Left Foot (1989). Charles Leavitt scripted this adaptation of the young-adult novel Freak the Mighty (Blue Sky/Scholastic, 1993) by 45-year-old Rodman Philbrick. Big and burly… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: October 9, 1998
DVD Release Date: October 2, 2001
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Critic Score: 75% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Heavy-handed and overwrought.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Good movie about friendship for middle schoolers.

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Dan Lybarger
Nitrate Online

Decently acted but only moderately inspiring.

Chris Grunden
Film Journal International

Resonates with genuine feeling and storytelling grace.

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Clint Morris

Touching and ultimately rewarding..Culkin shines

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Celebrates imagination as the firepower that enables these two outsiders to transcend their disabilities, loneliness, and familial problems.

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Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central

The film is barely watchable when [Gillian Anderson is] on screen.

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John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online

...A cheesy, overdramatic tear-jerker full of transparent sentimentality and forced emotion.

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Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

It is about killers, criminals, bullies, small, mean-spirited people and people with the hearts of lions, people with broken bodies, but soaring spirits.

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Widgett Walls

A tearjerker that isn't shallow and obvious about pulling the emotions out of you, and can actually be viewed more than once without blowing its shelf life.

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Flixster Audience Score: 79% Flixster User Reviews
Mike S
Wonderfully written story, about two young bully victims - both outsiders and disabled in their own way - who find a best friend in each other, and together… More
Lafe Fredbjornson
There are good times and sad times had by the two boys. I could barely survive the sadness. It was great seeing Sharon Stone and Gillian Anderson.
Richard C
i had read the book and it's much better then this movie. I thought this was good though. it had some stupid parts that I didn't like, like te king… More
Leigh Ryan
Fantastic film.
Red Lats
The Mighty is about two kids who together are much more than each is separately. The acting of the two kids is great, and I don't know how they convinced… More
Brendan Nicholls
emotionally strong movie with a purpose and backbone. The film has a central character relationship that is brilliant and worthy of the duration. Great cast… More