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Fried Green Tomatoes Reviews

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August 27, 2006
The picture is about gender politics and a legacy of communal repression that is itself too embarrassed to port over a nearly-platonic-anyway love story between two women.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
June 24, 2006
More dizzying than the jumps between past and present is the speed with which consciousness-raised Evelyn swaps caricatures, evolving from Frump to Fighter.
June 1, 2006
An enjoyable if sentimental chic flick that sanitizes Flagg's novel in two major respects, glossing over the lesbian relationship between Mary Louise Parker and Mary Stuart Masterson and underplaying the blatant racism in the trail of a black man.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 21, 2006
There's just enough human feeling here to make it transcend the feel--good chick-flick genre.
| Original Score: 3/5
December 27, 2004
Memorable ensemble, dead-on dialogue.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
July 18, 2003
A wonderful cinematic valentine to the life-enhancing and soul-stirring powers of friendship.
July 11, 2003
Bates and Tandy shine in what is essentially an extended flashback with the occasional present day bookends.
| Original Score: 3/5
May 20, 2003
One of the strongest things in the film is Ms. Masterson, a magnetic, wildly defiant actress with so much energy she often seems to be bursting at the seams of her role.
March 23, 2003
This film is at once wise, funny and very moving.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
January 1, 2000
Fried Green Tomatoes is a thoroughly enjoyable movie-going experience, replete with laughter, tears, triumph, and tragedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 1, 2000
Fried Green Tomatoes is fairly predictable, and the flashback structure is a distraction, but the strength of the performances overcomes the problems of the structure.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
Mary Stuart Masterson, as Idgie, keeps us guessing. One of Hollywood's best young actresses, she fairly sets off sparks as the tomboy next door, a distaff Huck Finn.
January 1, 2000
While Fried Green Tomatoes often veers between being too pat and too vague, too obvious and too unclear, too much of the "I laughed, I cried" school of storytelling -- it still has a charm that stems from its vivid and unique characterizations.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
An enjoyable film for the Steel Magnolias crowd, though a bit grittier.
January 1, 2000
This dish turns out to be palatable, even enjoyable, though a little light for my taste.
Full Review | Original Score: high +1 out of -4..+4
February 21, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
February 12, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
October 27, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
October 2, 2003
| Original Score: 1/5
August 26, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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