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The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds 1972

Critics score:
57 / 100

Reviews provided by RottenTomatoes

Jay Cocks, TIME Magazine: Sentimental without really being tender, naturalistic without being real. Read more

Variety Staff, Variety: Producer-director Paul Newman has made his finest behind-the-camera film to date in the screen version of Paul Zindel's play. Read more

Vincent Canby, New York Times: The talents of everyone connected with it are unmistakable, including those of Mr. Newman... It's just that the basic material calls for a kind of second-rate bravura performance from everyone, from the production designer to the actors. Read more

Roger Ebert, RogerEbert.com: Joanne Woodward's performance is not like anything she's ever done before. Read more

Geoff Andrew, Time Out: Newman and Woodward's daughter Potts steals the movie, but what makes it so watchable is Newman's reluctance to sentimentalise. Read more