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Norma Rae Reviews

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September 6, 2017
Based on the true story of a reluctant real-life heroine, this sincere drama with a social conscience makes its union cause authentic, heartfelt and grittily entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 16, 2014
At its heart, Norma Rae isn't a button-wearing union film as much as it is a character study of one woman who is pushed to the point of doing something spectacular.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 1, 2012
Inspiring pro-union story is good watch-together fare.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 23, 2009
Sally Field won her first Oscar playing union activist Norma Rae.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
January 11, 2008
Photographed in murky yellows and browns by John Alonzo, this 1979 film is sluggish and vague, trivializing its subject in a wash of unearned sentimentality.
January 11, 2008
Sally Field won her first Oscar for her performance in the title role, a complex portrayal of an working-class southern woman.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 11, 2008
Norma Rae is that rare entity, an intelligent film with heart.
September 19, 2007
A beautifully made, splendidly acted film that more than achieves its aims.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 14, 2006
The closure is consistent and satisfying, standing in opposition to conventional Hollywood happy endings: Norma Rae and Jewish labor leader part as equals, with a respectful handshake rather than embrace or kiss; both have benefited from the friendship
Full Review | Original Score: A-
March 11, 2006
Does it get any better than Sally Field?
| Original Score: 3/5
January 26, 2006
Nicely performed by a strong cast, especially Field and Leibman, it's often mawkishly soft, but surprisingly touching.
October 30, 2004
Harrowing union vs corporation film has Oscar winning Field.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
May 20, 2003
Norma Rae is a seriously concerned contemporary drama, illuminated by some very good performances and one, Miss Field's, that is spectacular.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 26, 2001
This inspiring movie really connects with our emotions. . . . Sally Field has the meatiest role of her career.
January 1, 2000
Sally Field made us like her, really like her, as the scrappy, titular star of this unionization drama.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
October 17, 2007
| Original Score: 4/5
October 5, 2005
| Original Score: 5/5
November 19, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
January 4, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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