Cross Creek Reviews

August 20, 2019
[Cross Creek] has an excellent supporting cast... and a very slick style.
October 22, 2018
Cross Creek is a lyrical but vivid portrait of life in the untamed backwoods of Central Florida in the late 1920s.
April 8, 2011
Martin Ritt's chronicle of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings is not particularly illuminating of the writer's life, but it's well acted by Mary Steenburgen and especially Alfre Woodard.
January 11, 2008
Alas, this uninspired, perfunctory literary bio isn't saved by its handsome visuals.
January 11, 2008
It's an uncompelling, yet warm, tale which lightly skips over the woman's travails by illustrating a series of vignettes of rural humanity.
February 9, 2006
Never one to stint himself when it comes to romantic overkill, Ritt piles on the slush with even more gusto than usual.
October 9, 2005
February 24, 2004
At once touching and weird.
November 7, 2003
July 18, 2003
May 24, 2003
The script may take some liberties with the facts, but when the resulting movie is this likeable you soon cease to care.
May 20, 2003
Somehow, Mr. Ritt manages to use this very artificiality in the service of an optimism that is very much his own.