Nick Nolte, Scott Mechlowicz and Amy Smart star in this inspirational film about the power of the human spirit. Inspired by true events and based on the best-selling novel by Dan Millman.
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Rotten: Dan's transformation hits the kinds of snags that might occur in real life but spell doom for narrative momentum.
- Chris Vognar, Dallas Morning News, Thursday, June 22, 2006
Rotten: Based on the story by gymnast Dan Millman, the movie tries to be inspirational and profound, but much of the dialogue sounds like it came out of a fortune cookie.
- Claudia Puig, USA Today, Friday, June 2, 2006
Rotten: A collection of New Age platitudes beyond their expiration date, the sort of thing that might seem profound if your library doesn't extend much beyond zodiac love guides and Jonathan Livingston Seagull.
- Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Thursday, June 22, 2006
I read this book so many years ago. I was actually excited for the movie coming out. As always, the book is better, but the movie slightly sticks to what is told. I was suprised to see that they put Nick Nolte as Socrates. I was hoping it would be a European actor like perhaps Rutger Huer or maybe Christopher Lambert. The movie tries to deliver the image of what the book describes, but it only succeeded a little. All in all, it's a fairly good movie.
- donnarenee2006, Tuesday, July 3, 2007
Nick Nolte is masterful! This is one of the finest performances of his career. His character alone is worthy of a strong recommendation of this film. Moreover, the story and theme induce self-reflection upon the viewer, calling upon him to philosophically question his purpose. Unfortunately, some phony writing for this second rate supporting cast prevented this from being a true masterpiece.
- sportsphenom1, Saturday, May 17, 2008