• R, 1 hr. 44 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Alexander Payne
    In Theaters:
    Dec 13, 1996 Wide
    On DVD:
    Apr 8, 2003
  • Miramax

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Citizen Ruth Reviews

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B+

September 7, 2011
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

Uncharacteristically of Payne, the film lacks a sharp point of view, unfloding as a series of gigs (some quite funny), trying to be too fair--for a satire--to both sides of the abortion issue.

Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Original Score: 3/5

June 1, 2006
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

| Original Score: 4/5

January 6, 2006
Brandon Judell
PopcornQ

Wicked comedy about abortion conflict. Dern is terrific.

| Original Score: 4/5

April 1, 2005
Susan Granger
www.susangranger.com

| Original Score: 3/5

March 8, 2005
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum

Payne didn't hit his stride until Election, but this is a good film.

| Original Score: 3/5

June 7, 2004
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)

| Original Score: 4/5

June 4, 2004
Dragan Antulov
rec.arts.movies.reviews

Full Review | Original Score: 6/10

December 18, 2003
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal

| Original Score: 4/5

November 7, 2003
Frank Ochieng
TheWorldJournal.com

Payne's biting social satire about the abortion issue is shrewd and raucously entertaining. A smart and subversive comedy

| Original Score: 4/5

June 4, 2003
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

| Original Score: 3/5

February 17, 2003
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times

An auspicious debut for director Payne that did more than hint at teh great things to come.

| Original Score: 4/5

January 16, 2003
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Bold drama about the dangers of zealotry.

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice

August 28, 2002
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

| Original Score: 3/5

July 31, 2002
Scott Renshaw
rec.arts.movies.reviews

Full Review Source: rec.arts.movies.reviews | Original Score: 9/10

January 1, 2000
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews

Full Review Source: Internet Reviews | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
Mike Clark
USA Today
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It's probably too schematic to reward more than a single viewing, but as a provocative one-time surprise it may become a specialized sleeper.

| Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
Bryant Frazer
Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus

Full Review Source: Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus | Original Score: A-

January 1, 2000
Todd McCarthy
Variety
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March 27, 2009
David Ansen
Newsweek
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March 31, 2008
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
Janet Maslin
New York Times
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August 30, 2004

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October 1, 2003
Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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November 6, 2002
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
September 10, 2002
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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June 18, 2002
Shlomo Schwartzberg
Boxoffice Magazine
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March 24, 2002
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
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February 14, 2001
Nell Bernstein
Salon.com
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Sacramento Bee
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January 1, 2000
Barbara Shulgasser
San Francisco Examiner
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