The Miracle Worker - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Miracle Worker Reviews

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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
November 12, 2008
The centerpiece is a one-room, nine-minute war of attrition, as a tutor (Anne Bancroft) imposes table manners on her feral charge (Patty Duke). It's a heaving, shin-cracking donnybrook, done with complete commitment.
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Variety
October 18, 2008
Where the picture really excels, outside of its inherent story values, is in the realm of photographic technique.
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Derek Adams
Time Out
February 9, 2006
It's a stunningly impressive piece of work, typically (for Penn) deriving much of its power from the performances.
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Bosley Crowther
New York Times
May 20, 2003
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Don Druker
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
Anne Bancroft is superb as Annie Sullivan, the teacher who finally reached into Helen Keller's darkness, and Patty Duke is chillingly real as the young Helen.