Steel Magnolias Reviews

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David Keyes
Cinemaphile.org
December 4, 2013
Steel Magnolias is so immersed by the conviction of its story that in a way it becomes an extension of our own human experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Ellen MacKay
Common Sense Media
January 1, 2011
Three-hanky special, but with lots of laughs, too.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
April 30, 2008
| Original Score: 3/5
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
September 1, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
July 23, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
April 21, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
November 2, 2004
For all its violations of good taste and critical criteria, I laugh and cry every time, and I'll never let it go. So sue me.
| Original Score: 3/5
Rebecca Murray
About.com
November 23, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Michael Szymanski
Zap2it.com
November 7, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
October 2, 2002
Good character study ruined by cliche-driven plot
| Original Score: 3/5
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
July 25, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
What the film has to offer is superficial, though enjoyable entertainment.
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
October 25, 2012
chooses to leave the rearing of her moppet to Dylan McDermott...or Dermot Mulroney. Doesn't matter.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
June 24, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
January 18, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 22, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World
September 27, 2002
Each of the women talk like they're reading a bumper sticker.
| Original Score: 1/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 29, 2002
| Original Score: 1/5
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March 26, 2009
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Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 20, 2003
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 12, 2001
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
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