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How to Make an American Quilt Reviews

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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.
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Leonard Klady
Variety
March 27, 2009
Dramatically, more ultimately proves less, and the jumble feels like it should have been torn apart and rethreaded with stronger material.
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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.
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Caryn James
New York Times
May 20, 2003
This exceptional film takes the makings of a limp "women's weeper" and as if by magic, spins them into gold.
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Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle
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
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Linton Weeks
Washington Post
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.
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USA Today
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
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Eve Zibart
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
If you love those actresses, you'll probably love the film.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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Bruce Fretts
Entertainment Weekly
October 6, 1995
Despite a few threadbare patches, How to Make an American Quilt hangs together nicely.
Full Review | Original Score: B