Kiefer Sutherland's Return To Television Gets Cautious Praise

Kiefer Sutherland can't have felt anything but pressure as his first major TV role since 10 phenomenal years spent on '24' aired for the first time last night (26 January 2012).
Fans and critics were certainly eager to see how the Canadian actor was going to follow up what has come to be known as one of the iconic TV characters of the 21st century in secret agent Jack Bauer.
'Touch,' which sees Sutherland playing a single father of a mute son who sees things other cannot, aired last night for the first time - and the answer to whether he's managed to follow up what may be career defining role successfully?
A cautious yes, according to the critics.
Newsday was effusive in its praise, saying the program was "A bit melodramatic, a bit manipulative, Touch is still one of the best pilots of the 2011-12 season to date," and others were similar praiseworthy though understandably a little more cautious given it was the pilot episode.
"It's Mr. Sutherland's portrayal of the father--unyielding in his effort to break through to his mute child and grasp what he's trying to say with his numbers--that is the heart of this story, the power likely to sustain this promising enterprise," said the Wall Street Journal, whilst
TV Guide said "[Touch is] emotionally compelling but wildly fantastical and undeniably manipulative."Not all were enthused though, The New York Times commented "The 11-year-old boy at the center of the story has never spoken and is also the show's narrator.
It's a perfectly acceptable device, if not a particularly interesting one in this case," whilst the Los Angeles Times weren't fans at all, stating "Ironically, given a show that so clearly wants to touch its audience--from that weighty one-word title on down--we have met, apart from Martin, hardly a single character who incorporates more than the hint of an actual person.
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Thursday, October 23, 2008

OK, HE'LL PROBABLY HERE IN JUNE! BUT THIS IS OCTOBER!!!

http://www.thisistamworth.co.uk/entertainment/Stars-line-Tamworth-film-festival/article-421638-detail/article.htmlStars line up for Tamworth international film festival
Thursday, October 23, 2008, 09:15
HOLLYWOOD stars are lining up to be part of Tamworth's Heart of England International Film Festival – a month before it's even officially launched.
Oscar winner Marcia Gay Harden, Golden Globe winner Kiefer Sutherland, Pretty Woman writer J.F. Lawton and comedian Joan Rivers are all involved with films that have been submitted to the festival.
Hopes are high that they and other A-listers will be making their way to Tamworth for the event.
"This is going to be an enormously huge festival," explained its executive chairman Chris Wakeman.
"To have artists of this calibre already committed a month before the official launch means the word is out, which is fantastic.
"I have every confidence that we will have some big names here. These people don't just hang around for one day and we'll be encouraging them to come and enjoy the various activities and attractions in the region."
The Heart of England International Film Festival will take place from June 8 to June 13, 2009.
Tamworth was hand-picked to become the home of the six-day spectacle, which will see movies screened at venues across the town for free.
* For further information about the film festival, and for details of how to enter, see the Tamworth Herald, October 23, 2008 edition.

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