...doesn?t cut it for me...
—Peter Rainer Christian Science Monitor
—Matthew Connolly Slant Magazine
...a programmatic, by-the-book TV movie...
—Tasha Robinson Onion AV Club
This is a remarkable story. I think the film lets them down. It finds the shortest possible route between beginning and end.
—Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times
...plays like a passable two-hour prime-time TV movie.
—Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune
...doesn't reach far beyond its smallscreen genotype as a disease-of-the-week telepic, despite the star power of Brendan Fraser as the desperate dad and Harrison Ford as an eccentric, ornery researcher.
—Rob Nelson Variety
...feels like a barely gussied-up Lifetime movie.
—Claudia Puig USA Today
...it's all too tempting to describe the piece as a TV movie, reminiscent of those disease-of-the-week affairs that used to clog the tube. That might be a cheap shot, but unfortunately, it's pretty close to the mark.
—Stephen Farber Hollywood Reporter
...this debut theatrical feature for CBS Films feels like it belongs on Lifetime instead.
—Luke Y. Thompson E!
...about as tailored-for-television as a movie can get without containing actual commercial breaks.
—Sean O'Connell filmcritic.com