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How to Make an American Quilt Reviews

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Christopher Null
January 1, 2000
| Original Score: 1.5/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
May 27, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
November 4, 2004
| Original Score: 1/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
February 8, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
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Leonard Klady
March 27, 2009
Dramatically, more ultimately proves less, and the jumble feels like it should have been torn apart and rethreaded with stronger material.
April 27, 2005
winona spoils the lovely vignettes
| Original Score: 2/5
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
March 4, 2003
Also known as, 'How to Make an American Critic Doze Off."
| Original Score: 1/5
Madeleine Williams
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
A patchwork quilt can be a beautiful thing, but a patchwork movie is a more iffy proposition.
Michael Dequina
January 8, 2005
The stories are uninvolving, often too brief, and they quickly grow tiresome and repetitive.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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.
Joanna Berry
Radio Times
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
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Michael Szymanski
October 7, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
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Karen McCluskey
Time Out
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.
Heather Boerner
Common Sense Media
December 18, 2010
Rollicking, soap-like tale of women's love lives.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 28, 2002
Commends the value of women sharing their stories and secrets across generational lines.
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
September 5, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
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