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Little Women Reviews

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Emanuel Levy
June 5, 2011
The third version of the classic is better than the second (in 1948) and almost as touching as Cukor's first rendition in 1933, toplining Kathatrine Hepburn.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Todd McCarthy
May 27, 2008
An outstanding version of Louisa May Alcott's perennial, one that surpasses even the best previous rendition, George Cukor's 1933 outing starring Katharine Hepburn.

TV Guide
December 4, 2006
Director Gillian Armstrong's feminist spin on classic material retains the moving humanity of Louisa May Alcott's novel while reworking it with welcome freshness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Be prepared, however, for a large beaker of the milk of human kindness.
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
August 12, 2003
A little sappy.
| Original Score: 2/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
August 7, 2003
Devoted and lovely retelling of the classic story.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Ladies, get out your hand-hemmed handkerchiefs for the loveliest Little Women ever on screen.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
Dragan Antulov
September 18, 2002
Despite good casting, interesting sets and costumes and Armstrong's good direction, the viewers still might feel somewhat cheated -- instead of an interesting period piece they received ordinary melodrama.
Full Review| Original Score: 7/10
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 26, 2002
Vibrant and appealing screen interpretation of Louis May Alcott's classic story about family as an evolving energy field of love.
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
It's the performances ... that make this movie special.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Little Women grew on me.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
David Parkinson
Empire Magazine
January 1, 2000
While adherents of the original will carp at some anachronistic themes, few will quibble about the quality of the performances.
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John Hartl
January 1, 2000
This time Winona Ryder plays Jo, and she is radiant.
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Lucy Mohl
January 1, 2000
Ryder has Gillian Armstrong to shape the surrounding story, etching scenes of the March girls into indelibly lovely images while emphasizing the underlying strength of Louisa Mae Allcott's family tale.
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
The characters are two dimensional stick figures. They do absolutely no wrong.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Alison Macor
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
It is a tale of love, strength, and self-esteem, sentiments which rarely go out of fashion.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
Ryder makes the character of Jo her own with a solid performance that takes her from girlhood to womanhood.
Christopher Null
January 1, 2000
The story of Little Women is given a new breath of life with this film, and it is still as relevant about our place in the world and overcoming its man-made obstacles as it was when it was written.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Meticulously crafted, and warmly acted.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
January 1, 2000
Director Gillian Armstrong and writer Robin Swicord have fashioned an entrancing film from this distinctly unfashionable classic.
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