Little Women (1994)



Critic Consensus: Thanks to a powerhouse lineup of talented actresses, Gillian Armstrong's take on Louisa May Alcott's Little Women proves that a timeless story can succeed no matter how many times it's told.

Movie Info

This newest version of Louisa May Alcott's tender novel is considered to be among the best as it chronicles the lives of four sisters growing up in the mid nineteenth century. The story is set in New England during and immediately after the Civil War. The four March sisters Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy are living alone with their mother Marmee. Their father has left to fight in the Union Army and their standard of living and social status has been greatly reduced. The story primarily focuses upon Jo, … More

Rating: PG
Genre: Drama, Romance
Directed By:
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 19, 1997
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment


as Jo March

as Mrs. March

as Meg March

as John Brooke

as Friedrich Bhaer

as Beth March

as Younger Amy March

as Older Amy March

as Mr. Laurence

as Aunt March

as Carriage Boy

as Belle Gardiner

as Mrs. Gardiner

as Mister March

as Red Haired Young Man

as Naughty Girl

as Naughty Girl

as Sally Moffat

as Sally's Friend

as Sally's Friend

as Mr. Parker

as Ned Moffat

as Boston Matron

as Boston Matron

as Boston Matron

as Mrs. Hummel

as Hummel Child

as Hummel Child

as Hummel Child

as Dr. Bangs

as Fred Vaughn

as Art Teacher

as Mrs. Kirk

as Minnie Kirk

as Miss Norton

as Irish Maid

as Office Worker

as Office Worker

as Dashwood

as Bhaer's Student

as Opera Singer/Leila

as Opera Singer/Nadir

as Jacob Mayer

as John McCracken

as Charles Botts

as French Maid

as Male Secretary
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Critic Reviews for Little Women

All Critics (30) | Top Critics (11)

An outstanding version of Louisa May Alcott's perennial, one that surpasses even the best previous rendition, George Cukor's 1933 outing starring Katharine Hepburn.

Full Review… | May 27, 2008
Top Critic

Be prepared, however, for a large beaker of the milk of human kindness.

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Ladies, get out your hand-hemmed handkerchiefs for the loveliest Little Women ever on screen.

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

Director Gillian Armstrong and writer Robin Swicord have fashioned an entrancing film from this distinctly unfashionable classic.

January 1, 2000
TIME Magazine
Top Critic

Little Women grew on me.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

This time Winona Ryder plays Jo, and she is radiant.

January 1, 2000
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Little Women

Yet another version of the classic novel. I loved the cast, and of course the story is timeless, so it's a good movie. The only problem is that if you've seen the other little women movies, it's just the same story again. Anyway, it's good movie.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

Little women are about 4 women that grew up in the Civil War period.
They were face with hardships like having their father off fighting in the war, being poor and being teenaged. When a new boy moves in next door the girl's world turns up side town. Over time they had to learn ho to deal with news things of growing up like falling in love and that they cannot live together under their parents house forever.
Good acting and plot.
It had good music in this film.
This film is really moving.
Con it can be slow some times
If you like coming age films, click flicks or really moving films, you should give this a try.

erika bruhns

Super Reviewer


Yum, spitwad between Jo and Laurie.

Jennifer Xu

Super Reviewer

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