Driving Miss Daisy Reviews

February 3, 2020
This is a chamber movie with the courage to stay small and resonant.
April 27, 2018
Freeman is note-perfect with Hoke's dignified warmth, and Tandy, whose every moment on screen is an acting lesson, turns in what by far is the most hauntingly elegant performance of the year.
December 13, 2017
Every one of these dramatic maelstroms manages to appear fresh because Freeman and Tandy somehow manage to come up with new approaches, meting out complementary aspects of their characters.
February 23, 2015
The movie never resorts to sentimentality. It has a dry wit as well as genuine warmth. Best of all it is the perfect showcase for two deserving actors -- Jessica Tandy and Morgan Freeman.
January 26, 2015
One of the year's best films, a rarity in that a play has been successfully transferred to film without having the dialogue seem "written."
January 6, 2014
Driving Miss Daisy spans a quarter-century in the intricate relationship of a Southern dowager and her chauffeur, and it is a movie that invites you to appreciate the passage of time in more than one way.
January 6, 2014
Jessica Tandy and Morgan Freeman give exceptional performances
January 6, 2014
Freeman and Tandy have their own performer's pride, and that transfers to their characters. Tandy, in particular, is almost astringent in her denial of easy emotion.
January 6, 2014
This is a story about people, not politics. And perhaps because we can see the actors in closeup on the screen, that is even truer of the movie than the play.
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.
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.
January 28, 2008
Bruce Beresford's sensitive direction complements Alfred Uhry's skillful adapation of his Pulitzer Prize-winning play.
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 26, 2006
Far too cosy to serve as an effective social or political metaphor; better to regard it as a solid ensemble piece.
May 20, 2003
There is an exhilarating, singularly theatrical lightness of touch that is often lost when these settings are made manifest in a movie.
May 13, 2001
This is Tandy's finest two hours onscreen in a film career that goes back to 1932.
January 1, 2000
The movie gets you mainly because Morgan Freeman, who played chauffeur Hoke Colburn in the original stage production (and won his third Obie for it), takes the wheel and drives Daisy all the way home.
January 1, 2000
The story holds a potential for sap that is mostly unfulfilled thanks to Beresford's stately approach, the stars' better judgment and the protagonists' sharp wits.
January 1, 2000
Driving Miss Daisy is a film of great love and patience, telling a story that takes 25 years to unfold, exploring its characters as few films take the time to do.