Georgia Reviews

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Ken Tucker
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic
December 27, 2010

A nearly perfect movie about a nearly total screw-up.

Full Review | Original Score: A
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
August 30, 2009

Might be my favorite example of a movie that compels you toward binaristic assumptions but keeps outwitting them, with its immersed conviction in the palpable, sonic, psychological, atmospheric world that it inhabits and constructs.

Full Review | Original Score: A-
Todd McCarthy
Top Critic
October 22, 2008

An intense study of sibling rivalry set in the Seattle music world, Georgia excels at the expression of painfully unresolvable family conflicts.

Emanuel Levy
May 6, 2007

In Grosbard's study of siblings rivalry, Jennifer Jason Leigh, as the more aggressive but less talented sister, again shows why she's the most brilliant actress of her generation.

Full Review | Original Score: B
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
August 7, 2005

| Original Score: 4/5
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
July 27, 2005

| Original Score: 3/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 13, 2004

| Original Score: 4/5
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
February 26, 2004

| Original Score: 3/5
Susan Tavernetti
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003

Jennifer Jason Leigh's performance as the sister who lives for her turn in the spotlight electrifies this look at two very different siblings.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
March 18, 2003

A raw, heartfelt, sometimes painful showcase for Jennifer Jason Leigh's undeniable talent.

| Original Score: 4/5
Brandon Judell
December 26, 2002

| Original Score: 4/5
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
August 25, 2002

| Original Score: 4/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 22, 2002

Examines the life and struggles of a mediocre rock singer whose high aspirations cause her needless pain.

James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
July 29, 2002

not always on the mark, but certainly challenging

| Original Score: 3/5
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic
June 18, 2002

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002

Georgia has its weaknesses, but acting is not one of them.

James Berardinelli
Top Critic
January 1, 2000

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic
January 1, 2000

Georgia is not a simply plotted movie about descent and recovery, but a complex, deeply knowledgeable story about how alcoholism and mental illness really are family diseases.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000

Leigh's performance is riveting.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Susan Wloszczyna
USA Today
Top Critic
January 1, 2000

A painful though sadly humorous portrait of sisterhood deftly written by Leigh's mom, Barbara Turner, and directed with just-right spareness by Ula Grosbard.

| Original Score: 3.5/4

Time Out
Top Critic
February 9, 2006

Janet Maslin
New York Times
Top Critic
May 20, 2003

Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Film Scouts
April 17, 2002

Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic
February 13, 2001

Barbara Shulgasser
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000

Jam! Movies
January 1, 2000

Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
January 1, 2000

Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000

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