Postcards from the Edge Reviews

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
October 5, 2011
There's not much depth here, but Nichols does a fine job with the surface effects, and the wisecracks keep coming.
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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
October 5, 2011
In this era of postverbal cinema, Postcards proves that movie dialogue can still carry the sting, heft and meaning of the finest old romantic comedy.
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Variety Staff
Variety
March 26, 2009
Packs a fair amount of emotional wallop in its dark-hued comic take on a chemically dependent Hollywood mother and daughter.
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Derek Adams
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Fisher's intelligence and humour turn what might have been movie brat indulgence into something much sharper and involving.
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 20, 2003
''Postcards From the Edge'' is a vehicle, but it's a custom-built Rolls.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Streep gives the most fully articulated comic performance of her career, the one she's always hinted at and made us hope for.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
For all the jagged, witty chatter -- and Streep and MacLaine do their tragicomic damnedest with it -- "Postcard" provides the most rudimentary and jury-rigged of outcomes.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
"Postcards from the Edge" contains too much good writing and too many good performances to be a failure, but its heart is not in the right place.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
January 1, 1990
For the first time in years, [Streep] lives a role instead of ''acting'' it - and in doing so, she becomes more of an actress than ever.
Full Review | Original Score: A-