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Down in the Delta Reviews

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Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International
February 5, 2007
Maya Angelou's stunning feature directorial debut.
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
January 2, 2007
Not particularly groundbreaking, and neither is its message, but it's all done with sensitivity and intelligence by Angelou.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
I was not thrilled about having to see it. But, sitting there in the dark, I became tremendously moved by the movie, and I have not forgotten its power.
Judith Egerton
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)
July 1, 2004
Employs too many redundant, stagy flashbacks to tell the story of Loretta's ancestors.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Greg Muskewitz
eFilmCritic.com
July 10, 2003
A powerful performance from Alfre Woodard captured by Angelou's quiet, poetic direction.
| Original Score: 4/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
March 3, 2002
Shows that every family has a potential for resiliency and growth, no matter what the problems.
Elias Savada
Nitrate Online
January 1, 2000
Angelou's pen remains mightier than her camerawork.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
June 22, 2005
| Original Score: 1/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
November 6, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic

Globe and Mail
March 19, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Diane Selkirk
Apollo Guide
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 85/100
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Edward Johnson-Ott
NUVO Newsweekly
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Top Critic
Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
| Original Score: 3/4
Russell Smith
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
January 1, 2000
| Original Score: 1.5/5
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