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Eve's Bayou Reviews

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Top Critic
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
June 18, 2002
A gothic and, for better or worse, poetic memoir about a young girl and her family of Creole aristocrats.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 10, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
June 4, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
September 16, 2004
Pretentious as all hell, sorry.
| Original Score: 2/5
Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central
February 16, 2003
Hardly revolutionary.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
After sketching the outline of a thriller, Lemmons fills in the boxes with a feel-good sitcom.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
David Luty
Film Journal International
January 1, 2000
Never quite manages to be its own film.
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
April 12, 2002
In Eve's Bayou, Tennessee goes to Louisiana, and finds a familiar home. Tennessee Williams, that is.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
March 20, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
Ken Fox
TV Guide
March 19, 2008
Lemmons' focus on strong female characters, and her willingness to ignore accepted notions of "black filmmaking" are powerful assets, but one can't help wishing the film as a whole lived up to its initial promise.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
October 30, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
For the viewer, it is a reminder that sometimes films can venture into the realms of poetry and dreams.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
A fascinating tale of guilt, consequences, and voodoo.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
July 25, 2002
Pulled me in from the word go.
| Original Score: 4/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
August 13, 2002
The first line hooks you and the rest of the film reels you in.
| Original Score: 4/5
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
A rich and emotional look at one small community and is not a bad debut writing and directing effort by Kasi Lemmons.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/8
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
It feels like I've seen dozens of films this year by first time writers and directors, and not one has stuck to me until now.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
February 28, 2002
A spooky drama that explores the bonds between women and the explosions set off by family problems.
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire
October 2, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly
May 14, 2003
The melodramatic mysticism is as thick as the bayou moss, but Eve's Bayou manages to maintain a magical narrative about Louisiana southern backwater living that is intoxicating and engaging.
| Original Score: 3/4
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