Dolores Claiborne - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Dolores Claiborne Reviews

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September 5, 2010
A patient and mature thriller featuring a protagonist fascinating in her agony.
June 16, 2008
Deftly cutting between the past and the present, director Taylor Hackford manages to establish a compelling mood and pace even though the pic lacks a thriller's true "Aha!" moment.
December 26, 2005
Denso e melancólico, o filme supera suas ocasionais falhas de roteiro graças às fortes atuações de seu elenco feminino (incluindo a jovem Ellen Muth).
| Original Score: 4/5
October 24, 2004
Dreadfully depressing, but Kathy Bates stuns
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
June 12, 2004
Gothic and creepy.
| Original Score: 4/5
August 17, 2003
The film boldly refuses to satisfy the horror fans who are its expected audience, but it's massively unclear what kind of audience it does have in mind.
| Original Score: 2/5
May 20, 2003
The role of Dolores may be rough around the edges, but it's a windfall for Ms. Bates, who does a walloping good job.
April 24, 2003
Effective character study thriller.
| Original Score: 4/5
August 30, 2002
Speaks volumes about the subjugation of women and the hellish nightmare of living in a dysfunctional family.
June 18, 2002
The mysteries of "Dolores Claiborne" are never gripping enough to consume an audience, and there are few, if any, surprises along the way. But the women are wonderful and reason enough to see the picture.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
I was surprised how affecting the movie was, mostly because Bates and Leigh formed such a well-matched and convincing pair. Does this movie creep up on you? Oh, my gravy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
An engrossing, unsettling and, at times, powerful psychological thriller.
January 1, 2000
There are no chain saws, prosthetic hooks, apparitions or dead pets here, but you're kept at the edge of your seat almost to the end.
January 1, 2000
A character study, which was very effective, and a mood piece, which was overdone.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
The film ... lacks tension and suspense - or even enough compelling emotion to make for a satisfactory thriller or melodrama.
January 1, 2000
Hackford spins the narrative out of a series of deft flashbacks into a cohesive and absorbing portrait of emotional and geographic isolation.
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: D+
January 12, 2007
| Original Score: 3/5
May 23, 2006
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
October 9, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
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