The Member of the Wedding - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Member of the Wedding Reviews

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Top Critic
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
Dull and droopy -- a stage transplant that didn't take.
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
February 21, 2007
| Original Score: 4/5
Steve Crum
Dispatch-Tribune Newspapers
June 30, 2006
Wonderful, moving play-based film featuring great Ethel Waters performance.
| Original Score: 5/5
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
June 25, 2016
Julie Harris earned a Best Actress Oscar nomination for her performance, admittedly a tad too mannered and theatrical for my taste. The real acting fireworks come from the remarkable Ethel Waters.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Brandon Judell
January 19, 2006
Classic performances.
| Original Score: 5/5
Top Critic
Bosley Crowther
New York Times
March 25, 2006
The story is pleasantly enacted and the scenery and skiing are superb.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Emanuel Levy
December 27, 2006
Zinnemann's evocation of painful childhood boasts lyrical dialogue from screipters Edna and Edward Anhalt, who altered very little of Carson McCuller's terrif book, first adapted to the stage in 1950.
Full Review | Original Score: A-

TV Guide
November 1, 2007
An overly static adaptation of Carson McCullers' 1950 Broadway hit about the end of adolescence, saved by the playwright's dialogue.
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