Little Women Reviews

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March 28, 2020
Greta Gerwig's experimental take adds clarity and wisdom to character developments and relationships that make the viewing experience more rewarding.
February 8, 2020
No wonder Jo and Amy in all their ambiguities are the ones who leave the strongest impression and offer Saoirse Ronan and Florence Pugh respectively the opportunity to invest in and dig into their characters with relish.
January 16, 2020
Moments like these are reminders of the urgency of the text, and of how rewarding it can be for a contemporary audience to re-examine the classic stories we read in our childhood.
January 13, 2020
This is a really thoughtful adaptation, incredibly smart and incredibly moving.
January 6, 2020
Gerwig takes matters in a new direction, at once more playful and more sober, and very self-conscious.
January 3, 2020
Normally I'm not averse to time-shifting in movies, but in this case I found the device unhelpful. Individual scenes are superbly staged and the cast is flawless, making the film essential viewing for lovers of the book.
January 3, 2020
A work of poetic smuggling: a movie made within the norms of the industry that also reflects Gerwig's own personal artistic ideas, ideals, and obsessions.
January 2, 2020
Greta Gerwig's take on Louisa May Alcott's novel is intelligent and fleet, refreshing if not radical, and as organic in its feminist convictions as it is in its depiction of close-knit sororal love.
January 2, 2020
Do not miss this - it's wonderful.
December 31, 2019
About 20 minutes in, the characters cease to be characters; they are now flesh and blood, our sisters. We feel their happiness and despond, their cold feet and warm hearts, their slights and loves. It's a masterful, passionate, all-in kind of adaptation.
December 31, 2019
Greta Gerwig has an intrinsic understanding of Louisa May Alcott's story and she's retold it with great compassion.
December 31, 2019
It made me laugh, cry, and feel like I was absolutely a part of the story and the characters. Gerwig has done something really fascinating. I loved it.
December 30, 2019
The latest adaptation gives the March sisters more power than ever.
December 29, 2019
One-hundred-and-fifty-year-old literature never felt so alive.
December 27, 2019
I love that Greta [Gerwig] takes not only ideas from the book... She's closing the gap between Jo [March] and Louisa May Alcott and showing us that these women were the same.
December 27, 2019
An absolutely lovely film that will make you feel so extremely good walking out of it.
December 27, 2019
It's Little Women's deep generosity that cements it as a cinematic achievement.
December 27, 2019
The swings in time, admittedly, can be a tad disorienting at first, but they provide a narrative spine that brings additional resonance to a story that most people likely think they already know.
December 26, 2019
It acknowledges the tradeoffs we still have to reckon with, but it celebrates them. And it brilliantly, movingly puts forth the simple, timeless notion that sisterhood is always powerful.
December 26, 2019
[Saoirse Ronan] is the linchpin of the drama and gives the performance of the movie. Ronan, who has already snagged a Golden Globe nomination for the film and is a dead cert for an Oscar nod, is on impossibly sharp form here.
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