2.5 stars. A shameless tearjerker. You could watch the last ten minutes of this film without knowing what came before and be a sobbing mess by the end. That takes some kind of talent. Maybe one you shouldn't admire. However, I watch the finish every time it is on and every time I cry.
Not exactly the pinnacle of the 70's movie magic to put it like that. However, I found the kid and the ridiculous amount of tearjerking, both of which I easily bought, to legitimize a two star rating, well on to three stars. Oh, I cried! "Chiaaamp!"