Time Out says
Screenwriter Angela Pell clearly has something to say about the way autism brings clear-sighted lack of prejudice and a childlike innocence, albeit often masked by seemingly irrational needs and drives. Such thematic integrity might lend the film genuine substance were it not dramatised through a panoply of unlikely circumstances, convenient contrivances and Linda’s seemingly uncanny ability to supply wise insights at exactly the right moment. That said, it’s hard not to respond to the central duo’s touchingly awkward to-and-fro, even if Rickman’s typically overdetermined sardonic spikiness is in marked contrast to the unforced naturalness of Carrie-Anne Moss, in a thin-ish subordinate part as the love interest next door. There’s no little sensitivity here, darts of wry humour too, and it’s cumulatively absorbing to be sure, but if the whole actorly bit tends to put your back up, best approach with caution.
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