Excerpt: “The quirky tone and whimsical elements of [The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet] are the perfect juxtaposition to the heaping piles of pathos that are in every cell (sometimes front and center, sometimes waiting just beneath the surface) of this film, waiting to ooze out of every scene like sap from a tree. Does that make this film sappy? At times it is a little overdone and verging on Lifetime special. There is the occasional heavy-handed use of sentiment, but thanks to cast, it comes off as more sincere than soppy most of the time.”
RATING: ★★★★★★★ (7/10 stars)
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