Rambling Rose Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
October 21, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
The movie is all character and situation, and contains some of the best performances of the year, especially in the ensemble acting of the four main characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 6/8
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
September 3, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
May 8, 2002
Probes the mixture of fear and awe many men experience when they meet the life-force of women.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Willingham, who also scripted Paths of Glory, Little Big Man and The Graduate, wrote Rose in the early 1970s. Thanks to these sterling performances almost two decades later, his screenplay enjoys a fresh and tender blossoming.
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 12, 2001
It's a beauty.
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 22, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
July 17, 2003
A quirky, funny but moving story with terrific performances all around.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
[A] funny, moving, spectacularly acted little film.
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
January 1, 2000
A touching, humorous and enjoyable film.
Full Review | Original Score: 80/100
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Truly extraordinary performances, the familiar yet rarely predictable script and the fertile subtext that looks at sexuality and desire through feminist question marks, makes 'Rambling Rose' one of the year's most touching and absorbing movie experiences.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
So much here is rich and touching, not to mention the string of superb performances, that the film still merits a recommendation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Stephen Farber
Movieline
January 9, 2002
A modest but pleasingly adult entertainment at a time when even the most promising American films ultimately revert to Pollyannaish platitudes.
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
October 31, 2006
Seen in a flashback through the eyes of an adolescent, this uncommon coming-of-age tale, which raises poignant questions about the mysteries of sex and love, flaunts a superb performance from Laura Dern as the promiscuous girl
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B

TV Guide's Movie Guide
July 30, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Entertainment Weekly
September 10, 1991
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
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Caryn James
New York Times
May 20, 2003
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Variety
March 26, 2009
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