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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, 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