Coal Miner's Daughter Reviews

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Heather Boerner
Common Sense Media
December 18, 2010
Loretta Lynn's tough but heartwarming biopic.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Variety Staff
October 18, 2008
A thoughtful, endearing film charting the life of singer Loretta Lynn from the depths of poverty in rural Kentucky to her eventual rise to the title of 'queen of country music'.
Emanuel Levy
February 8, 2008
Though a classic rags to riches saga, this biopic of Loretta Lynn doesn't fall victim to cliches, and benefits immensely from the astonishingly authentic turn from Sissy Spacek, who does her own singing; even real-life singer Lynn liked the picture
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Highly conventional stuff, but lovingly constructed to produce unremarkable but heart-warming entertainment.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
The movie isn't great art, but it has been made with great taste and style; it's more intelligent and observant than movie biographies of singing stars used to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World
September 10, 2004
Superior biopic with an unforgettable performance by Sissy Spacek
| Original Score: 5/5

May 24, 2003
A rousing musical biopic that is a cut above its peers.
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
May 9, 2003
This uplifting drama, based on Loretta Lynn's autobiography, shows how her marriage kept changing to accommodate her career as the First Lady of country music.
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
March 10, 2003
In a time before the TV music channels made star biographies into such a formulaic joke, Coal Miner's Daughter was the real deal.
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
May 14, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
February 20, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Michael Szymanski
October 9, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
December 24, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
October 15, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
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