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Alice Adams Reviews

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April 17, 2011
Stevens' deadpan-humane approach dilutes the acid of Booth Tarkington's social critique
November 13, 2007
The pathetic, social-climbing heroine of Booth Tarkington's novel was never better played than by Hepburn, who brought a fierce determination, clutching coyness, and tragic optimism to the part.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
November 13, 2007
That George Stevens' direction captures the wistfulness of Katharine Hepburn's superb histrionism, and yet has not sacrificed audience values at the altar of too much drabness and prosaic realism, is an achievement of no small order.
November 13, 2007
Stevens's talent for stepping away from the plotline and creating intimate, casual, and naturalistic moments is given plenty of opportunity here, as it would not be in his later superproductions.
July 28, 2007
George Stevens' poignant adaptation of the Tarkington famous novel is one of the few Ameriacn films of its era to examine the impact of social class in a realistic way.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
March 25, 2006
An oddly exciting blend of tenderness, comedy and realistic despair, it touches life intimately at many points during its account of a lonely girl in a typical American small town.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 9, 2006
Hepburn is magnificent as the small-town social climber, although the script so softens Booth Tarkington's novel.
August 10, 2005
There's much humor that comes out of the believable characters portrayed and the pain they suffer from their plight.
Full Review | Original Score: B
October 23, 2004
Hepburn is real reason to seek this one out
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
January 11, 2004
Hepburn is heartwarming
| Original Score: 5/5
May 24, 2003
Alice Adams would be forgotten if it weren't for Hepburn's typically charismatic performance as the woman who turns social climbing into an art form.
February 28, 2002
The flaws stand out like bad lawn jockeys.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
January 1, 2000
Alice Adams (1935) is RKO's touching, effectively poignant portrayal of small-town, mid-Western American pretenses
October 26, 2007
| Original Score: 4/5
July 9, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
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