Touch (1997)

A pacifistic young man heals the sick and becomes a national sensation. Based on a novel by Elmore Leonard and directed by off-beat filmmaker/screenwriter Paul Schrader, this light and lively satire centers on the tempest that soon… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: February 14, 1997
DVD Release Date: March 1, 2005
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Critic Score: 33% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

The experience of seeing the film is subduing; the movie plays in a muted key.

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Michael Dequina

A disaster--and not the kind that's fun to watch, either.

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Blake Davis
KFOR Channel 4 News (Oklahoma City)

A solid adaptation of Elmore Leonard's novel, with a nice lead performance by Skeet Ulrich.

Rob Gonsalves

Paul Schrader and comedy have probably never had more than a nodding acquaintance, and that's what they have in this tepid satire.

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Douglas Pratt

Pleasantly entertaining and intelligent, it does not create enough of a spiritual mystery to move the heart, but watching the characters droolingly circle one another has its own, more earthly rewards.

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Urban Cinefile

Although not destined for greatness, there are some appealing elements about this irreverent comedy that doesn't take itself too seriously; bizarre characters, off-the-wall concepts and absurdly funny lines.

David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

The end result is an effort that starts to vanish from one's memory minutes after it concludes...

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Dennis Schwartz
Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews

I saw it as a plot searching for a director.

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Flixster Audience Score: 34% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Begins with an interesting premise, that an ex-monk has the power to heal, but degenerates into a passel of cliches injected, it seems, simply to finish the… More
Marcus Woolcott
Tried to write a review and failed so I'll stick with my thoughts while watching the film: "This is exactly the film you'd get if Tarantino… More
Leo L
A good movie.