Stanley & Iris Reviews

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Vincent Canby
New York Times
August 30, 2004
It's as honest and direct and entertaining as the considerable talents of everyone involved can make it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
August 12, 2004
...a harmless little romance that's elevated slightly by the charisma of its two stars...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
There is also a good supporting cast here, and Fonda is effective in her role. But it's DeNiro who shines with a very affecting performance, as well as a natural chemistry with Fonda.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

TV Guide's Movie Guide
January 11, 2008
While some of the sloppy filmmaking can be forgiven, the film's core message cannot.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Variety Staff
Variety
January 11, 2008
The elements are in place but they don't add up to great drama in this well-meant effort to personalize the plight of illiterate people.
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Stephen Garrett
Time Out
June 24, 2006
The ending, despite good intentions, is American cinema at its tackiest and most hollow.
Angie Errigo
Empire Magazine
July 6, 2005
Although the construction is somewhat haphazard, the intention is well meaning and DeNiro gives a characteristically sensitive rendering.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
June 29, 2005
| Original Score: 1/5
John Esther
Pasadena Weekly
July 23, 2004
| Original Score: 1/5
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
March 10, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
February 14, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
McAlpine may be the movie's smartest contributor. He alone seems to realize that this pedantic project will soon be graduating into home-video or classroom use.
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Here, in a movie less animated than a barrel of tree sloths, Ritt encourages stale performances and a pace as dull as more tree sloths.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
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Entertainment Weekly
November 6, 2009
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