The Handmaid's Tale Reviews

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
June 30, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
July 10, 2003
This film adaptation of Margaret Atwood's bestselling 1986 novel heralds freedom as a cherished ideal.
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
November 16, 2001
Uneven yet still gripping
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette
December 21, 2004
overblown paranoid crap based on same.
| Original Score: 2/5
Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International
December 17, 2004
Pretentious, self-righteous melodrama about the evils of patriarchy
| Original Score: 1/5
Jonathan R. Perry
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
May 15, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
March 19, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
James Sanford
James Sanford on Film
August 17, 2003
Harold Pinter's adaptation has its powerful moments, but ultimately the narrowing of the novel's scope dilutes the story's message too much.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 29, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: low 0 out of -4..+4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Entertainment Weekly
March 9, 1990
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
August 30, 2004

Movieline
January 9, 2002
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page
January 1, 2000
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