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Eve's Bayou Reviews

February 7, 2018
This one is the real torch carrier for a literate new beginning.
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: A-
October 18, 2008
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
March 19, 2008
Subplots are woven stealthily into the story, taking the pressure off the central drama, allowing it to be affecting rather than melodramatic, and heightening the atmosphere of the lush Louisiana setting.
April 27, 2007
A sparkling directorial debut.
June 24, 2006
An intensely emotional drama that mixes elements of Southern Gothic with the kinds of characters and tensions that prevail in the plays of Southern writers like Tennessee Williams.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
June 24, 2006
Writer/director Kasi Lemmons shows sweet judgment here, doesn't caricature or demonise the errant father, and elicits a host of nuanced performances from women of all ages.
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
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
February 14, 2001
There has never been a film quite like Kasi Lemmons' shimmering Eve's Bayou.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 1, 2000
The direction is unobtrusive, and Lemmons' performers are up to speed. This is Lemmons' first time out as a director. I'll be interested in what she does next.
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
Smollett, however, is a find with a smile that illuminates the screen -- the dominant performer in a uniformly well-acted film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
A movie unto itself, a rousing, original yarn about family life that includes everyone.
January 1, 2000
A fascinating tale of guilt, consequences, and voodoo.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
It would be a shame if Eve's Bayou, Kasi Lemmons' beautiful first feature film, gets pigeonholed as a "black" movie just because it has no white characters.
June 1, 1996
Full Review | Original Score: A-