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Secondhand Lions (2003) Movie Information

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Tim McCanlies


Michael Caine
Robert Duvall
Haley Joel Osment
Kyra Sedgwick
Nicky Katt
Josh Lucas





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A young boy is sent to spend the summer with his wealthy Texan uncles. -- sapien

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donkeyknight 05/03/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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A marginally decent family film, but I certainly wouldn't watch it again without a kid in the room. Osment's ham-handed performance makes a convincing argument as to why child actors should not be elligible for Oscar nominations, showing his genius in "Sixth Sense" had to be a fluke.

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aamuuzme 01/13/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)


Much overlooked, GREAT family movie, Fun Story. Top 10 of Family movies. As good as Princess Bride

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PsychoKing1227 04/30/2010 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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This was actually very good. Performances are great all-around, not to be surprising, since Michael Caine and Robert Duvall always bring their game out. Haley Joel Osment went against the new image he was creating as a family actor by portraying a character, a real character, with motivations and intentions, in a family film. It was wonderful. I expect great things from him in the future. As a film, the movie had me enrapt in its side stories and tales, along with bringing about a wonderful message of hopes and dreams coming true to the most unexpected people.

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sapien 01/25/2010 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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This was a very cute, quaint movie. I enjoyed it a lot.

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serioussir 12/31/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Although Caine can't do an American accent to save his life, he's cute as one of the old eccentric uncles. Duvall is good as always. Cute story. Good family show.

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12/14/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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A fantastic coming-of-age movie. Truly a family film: there's no foul language, no gore, and no sex. Just action, adventure, comedy, and emotion. Walter, played by Osment, finds out what a family really is. The great uncles, Hub and Garth ( Robert Duvall, Sir Michael Caine ), are two older men who feel they've passed their prime. This changes a bit when Walter comes in the picture as Hub and Garth have heart- teach this boy what he needs to know about love, honor, courage and respect. The courage symbolism can be seen when they get a "used " lion and also when Walter jumps out of the car towards the end to go back. ( I won't say anymore-No spoiler.) All the actors were fantastic. In their prime, Caine, Osment and Duvall show us something that needs to be appreciated more often-sensitivity...

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