metro times: 'Odd Life of Timothy Green' a major disappointment
The Odd Life of Timothy Green
Opens today at Quality 16, Rave
Review by Corey Hall of the Metro Times
The new film "The Odd Life of Timothy Green" belongs to an increasingly rare breed of mainstream American films in which nothing explodes, no one is stabbed, there is no nudity or profanity to speak of, there are no sex jokes and no one wears a fat suit or lip-syncs to a '90s gangsta rap track in their pajamas. It is a gentle, sweet-natured and uplifting family film, and that alone is something to be proud of; I just wish that it weren't total rubbish. A hackneyed slab of megachurch pulpit pabulum, Timothy Green packs in more honeyed homilies than an entire season of Highway to Heaven, spoon-feeding syrupy comfort down the audiences' throats with wild abandon.