The Mighty

Updated February 11, 2017 | Infoplease Staff
Director:Peter Chelsom
Writer:Charles Leavitt
Miramax; PG-13; 100 minutes
Cast:Sharon Stone, Gena Rowlands, Harry Dean Stanton, Gillian Anderson, James Gandolfini, Kieran Culkin, Elden Henson and Meat Loaf

A contrived, plodding melodrama that fails to inspire. Junior-high outcasts, Max (Henson), a hulking, dim-witted boy, and Kevin (Culkin), a diminutive, whip-smart, effusive boy trapped in leg braces, form a symbiotic friendship that helps them overcome their obstacles together. Sharon Stone doesn't show any skin in her wholesome role at Kevin's noble mother. It's the scene-stealing Gillian Anderson who plays the floozy.

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