The Tic Code
The Tic Code (1998)

Actress Polly Draper, best known for her role on the TV series thirtysomething, wrote and co-produced this family drama, as well as playing the female lead. Draper plays Laura, a single mother whose ten-year-old son Miles (Christopher… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 1, 1998
DVD Release Date: August 21, 2003
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Critic Score: 75% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Though the story is conventional, it's nonetheless sympathetic and credible.

Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

Starts out self-consciously but gets better as it goes along, winding up as affecting as it is illuminating.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

Ms. Draper's taut, self-effacing, extremely quiet performance is the best thing about the movie.

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Jaime N. Christley
Apollo Guide

Egrossing, entertaining, and thoroughly conventional.

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Bob Graham
San Francisco Chronicle

If it seems to have the ingredients of an after-school special, the performances take it to another level. Gut level.

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Hannah Brown
New York Post

Raising it above the usual clichés are the superb jazz music and a sparkling script by lead actress Polly Draper.

E! Online

Ultimately, it's Wolff who saves the day by supplying the challenging music that sets the tone for Hines and Marquette's soul-searching.

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John Petrakis
Chicago Tribune

The Tic Code works better as a sociological study than as a gripping drama. And during this summer of our discontent, that may be recommendation enough.

Jay Carr
Boston Globe

It's got more genuine-seeming feelings and a more accurate take on its particular corner of the world than a colosseum of summer blockbusters.

Eric Monder
Film Journal International

A fairly satisfying small-scale drama with some fine musical sidelights.

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Flixster Audience Score: 86% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
Intelligent, uplifting story. Great acting. Realistic portrayal of Tourettes Syndrome by a very talented young actor. Great music. All around nice movie....good… More