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Fried Green Tomatoes Reviews

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June 2, 2014
[A] clunky, fraudulent, yet apparently crowd-pleasing laugh-and-tear-jerker.
June 2, 2014
When a group of actors this gifted and lively tries so good-naturedly to deliver such an obvious message, the audience is left in the position of trying to stop a tidal wave. You may hate yourself for responding, but you're smothered before you know it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 2, 2014
It's a nice, pleasant celebration of friendship, but without much meat to chew on.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 2, 2014
It doesn't quite have the courage to face its own implications and so leaves the story that follows in a kind of blur apt to offend no one but equally incapable of moving anyone.
June 2, 2014
Fried Green Tomatoes is gosh-darned lovable, even if it does get downright sugary at times.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 2, 2014
Directed and co-written by first-timer Jon Avnet, the episodic production manages to capture the fried-tomato flavor of the deep South without becoming too pushy or patronizing about it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 2, 2014
Essentially a story about friendship between two pairs of women, then and now, it could be classified as an intelligent woman's picture, but this truly uplifting and gratifying movie can and should be enjoyed by all.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 2, 2014
Fried Green Tomatoes is a case of a film acted with such skill and conviction that glaring problems of narrative, pace and structure seem like minor slips.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 2, 2014
The movie never quite shakes its stiff, studied feel, just as the town of Whistle Stop never stops seeming the quaint creation of an art director.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 2, 2014
Fried Green Tomatoes is an engaging if sentimental tale, charmingly handled by producer-turned-director Jon Avnet and flawlessly acted by its four female stars.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 2, 2014
Fried Green Tomatoes is a cut above superficially similar 'women's pictures'.
June 2, 2014
The fine performances and worthy themes are sold short. There are two films here, neither one of which is as fully developed as it could be.
June 2, 2014
The script plods. Tandy looks as though she'd rather be elsewhere. The desire is understandable.
June 2, 2014
The characters are engaging, but the story is hackneyed and the filmmaking is dull.
March 9, 2014
After all, it's not every day that one encounters a sensitive tale of sisterhood that also contains an element of cannibalism. For that alone, the movie deserves respect.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
September 7, 2011
The movie left me wishing its sterling cast -- including a radiant Jessica Tandy -- had been better served.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
December 18, 2010
Stirring, sizzling serving of female empowerment.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 18, 2008
Tandy is at her sparkling best as the endearing old story-teller. Bates is also terrif in a funny and sympathetic turn. Director Jon Avnet, in his feature film debut, gets first-rate work from the featured performers.
August 9, 2007
Please no.
| Original Score: 2/5
August 29, 2006
An immensely likable, wonderfully-performed film.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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