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Eve's Bayou Reviews

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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
October 10, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
June 4, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
September 16, 2004
Pretentious as all hell, sorry.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
February 16, 2003
Hardly revolutionary.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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
January 1, 2000
Never quite manages to be its own film.
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
March 20, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
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
October 30, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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
January 1, 2000
A fascinating tale of guilt, consequences, and voodoo.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 25, 2002
Pulled me in from the word go.
| Original Score: 4/5
August 13, 2002
The first line hooks you and the rest of the film reels you in.
| Original Score: 4/5
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
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
February 28, 2002
A spooky drama that explores the bonds between women and the explosions set off by family problems.
October 2, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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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