| Original Score: A
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.
Be prepared, however, for a large beaker of the milk of human kindness.
Ladies, get out your hand-hemmed handkerchiefs for the loveliest Little Women ever on screen.
| Original Score: 4/5
Ryder has Gillian Armstrong to shape the surrounding story, etching scenes of the March girls into indelibly lovely images while emphasizing the underlying strength of Louisa Mae Allcott's family tale.
Director Gillian Armstrong and writer Robin Swicord have fashioned an entrancing film from this distinctly unfashionable classic.
Meticulously crafted, and warmly acted.
| Original Score: 3/4
Little Women grew on me.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
It's the performances ... that make this movie special.
This time Winona Ryder plays Jo, and she is radiant.