Driving Miss Daisy Reviews

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January 6, 2014
For Tandy, it's her most substantial film role since her sublime work in Alfred Hitchcock`s 1963 The Birds, and she takes full advantage of it; never playing for sympathy, she earns it completely.
January 6, 2014
[Tandy and Freeman] are so affecting they turn what could have been merely well-meant hokum into a touching tribute to compassion and human dignity.
March 9, 2013
The heart-warming story of how a bitter old Jewess learns to not be such a bitch to a patient Negro driver.
April 11, 2011
An exquisitely acted slice of cinematic comfort food, Driving Miss Daisy marked the coda of one great acting career and the rise of another.
January 2, 2011
Touching tale of an unlikely friendship.
February 20, 2009
Alfred Uhry's adaptation of his Pulitzer-prizewinning play aspires more to complex observation of human behavior than to simple moralism about it. Precisely because it has its priorities straight, it succeeds superbly on both levels.
March 14, 2008
It's a bland but decent film that I liked without loving it.
February 20, 2008
It gets to its hugely emotional destination without ever having to put the foot down; a poignant and provocative road movie.
February 20, 2008
Ultimately this is an intelligent feel-good movie that had Oscar material stamped all over the screenplay, but lacks the bite or insight that could have turned it into something truly special.
January 28, 2008
Bruce Beresford's sensitive direction complements Alfred Uhry's skillful adapation of his Pulitzer Prize-winning play.
February 5, 2007
Chief among the film's rewards are the extraordinary performances of its trio of stars, Freeman, Tandy, and Aykroyd.
February 5, 2007
The movie also has something legitimate and instructive to say about the subtlety and intricacy of everyday race relations in the south during the period covered (roughly 1948 to '73).
January 4, 2007
Tandy and Freeman are terrific in this beautiful film about the commonalities between people who seem so different.
January 26, 2006
Far too cosy to serve as an effective social or political metaphor; better to regard it as a solid ensemble piece.
December 30, 2005
The modest storytelling and likable performances must have impressed the Oscar voters as the movie won the Best Picture Oscar and Best Actress for Jessica Tandy, thus establishing her as screen star at old age.
October 10, 2005
Morgan Freeman elevates the source material as always.
December 31, 2004
December 27, 2004
One of Oscar's Biggest Jokes
October 11, 2004
One of today's best movies
May 2, 2004
A toothless message movie, timidly espousing homogenized morals and terrified of offending anyone.
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