Dolores Claiborne (1995)
Average Rating: 6.6/10
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Average Rating: 5.5/10
Critic Reviews: 5
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A daughter who has come to imagine the worst about her mother learns the facts are quite different -- and more shocking than she ever imagined -- in this adaptation of Stephen King's best-selling novel. Dolores Claiborne (Kathy Bates) has spent nearly a quarter of a century looking after a mean-spirited woman named Vera Donovan (Judy Parfitt) on a small island off the coast of Maine; when Vera is found dead after falling down a flight of stairs, Dolores is considered a prime suspect in her
Mar 24, 1995 Wide
Nov 6, 2001
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
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A patient and mature thriller featuring a protagonist fascinating in her agony.
Denso e melancólico, o filme supera suas ocasionais falhas de roteiro graças às fortes atuações de seu elenco feminino (incluindo a jovem Ellen Muth).
Dreadfully depressing, but Kathy Bates stuns
The film boldly refuses to satisfy the horror fans who are its expected audience, but it's massively unclear what kind of audience it does have in mind.
Effective character study thriller.
Speaks volumes about the subjugation of women and the hellish nightmare of living in a dysfunctional family.
Audience Reviews for Dolores Claiborne
- Dolores Claiborne: Are you saying there's nobody?
- Selena St. George: No, I'm saying there's a whole lot of nobodys!
- Vera Donovan: Husbands die every day. Why, there's probably one dying right now while you're sitting here weeping. They die, and leave their wives their money. I should know, shouldn't I? Sometimes they're driving home from their mistress's apartment, and their brakes suddenly fail. An accident, Dolores, can be an unhappy woman's best friend.
- Vera Donovan: Sometimes, being a bitch is all a woman has to hold on to.
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