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August 2, 2016
It has its effective moments but it tends to indicate emotions more than deliver them, and is finally more conventional and unadventurous than its elements would lead you to believe.
August 2, 2016
Some of the episodic tales work better than others, but all are interesting and there are splendid characterisations from both young and more senior members of the cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 2, 2016
Even rough, tough boys will be seduced by this immensely likeable film.
August 2, 2016
Contrived? Sure. Predictable? Mostly. Soapy? You bet. But with a cast like this, who cares?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 18, 2010
Rollicking, soap-like tale of women's love lives.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 27, 2009
Dramatically, more ultimately proves less, and the jumble feels like it should have been torn apart and rethreaded with stronger material.
June 24, 2006
Ryder, as gamine as ever, delivers her most credible performance to date, while the luminous Simmons and imposing Angelou infuse the film with grace and understated charm.
April 27, 2005
winona spoils the lovely vignettes
| Original Score: 2/5
January 8, 2005
The stories are uninvolving, often too brief, and they quickly grow tiresome and repetitive.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 20, 2003
This exceptional film takes the makings of a limp "women's weeper" and as if by magic, spins them into gold.
March 4, 2003
Also known as, 'How to Make an American Critic Doze Off."
| Original Score: 1/5
August 28, 2002
Commends the value of women sharing their stories and secrets across generational lines.
June 18, 2002
Flat out, "How to Make an American Quilt" is a wonderful movie -- soulful, funny, eccentric and filled with a love of female humanity.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
Anderson has written a confident screenplay; the result is a warm, comforting movie for sisters and daughters and mothers and aunts. And for the men who love them.
January 1, 2000
If you love those actresses, you'll probably love the film.
January 1, 2000
A patchwork quilt can be a beautiful thing, but a patchwork movie is a more iffy proposition.
Top Critic
January 1, 2000
Despite its hard-sell coming attraction and pot-smoking granny singing rock oldies, How to Make an American Quilt turns out to be a wealth of old-style Hollywood magic.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 1, 2000
Where Moorhouse could have veered toward the overwrought and sentimental, a la "Fried Green Tomatoes," she steers the movie through the more believable middle ground of genuine emotion.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 6, 1995
Despite a few threadbare patches, How to Make an American Quilt hangs together nicely.
Full Review | Original Score: B
October 7, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
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