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The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie Reviews

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March 10, 2011
As is so often the case, you can't help thinking that Oscar voters are easily impressed. Watching the film today, Maggie Smith's flamboyant acting looks awfully hammy,
January 1, 2011
Maggie Smith deservedly won the 1969 Best Actress Oscar for playing a charismatic, authoritarian teacher in a Scottish girls school in the early 1930s.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
June 12, 2008
Maggie Smith's tour-de-force performance as a school-teacher slipping into spinsterhood is one of several notable achievements in this sentimental and macabre personal tragedy.
June 24, 2006
Maggie Smith is handed a part in the eccentric, trite, purposeful and finally pathetic Jean Brodie which allows her to play to all her considerable strengths.
July 21, 2004
...stripped of [star Maggie Smith's] presence, there's no doubt that the film would be a complete bore.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 11, 2004
Smith is excellent -- and won an Oscar for the role -- helping to elevate the film above what can often be a somewhat stuffy character study.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
August 15, 2003
Some memorable performances don't quite make Jean Brodie feel like real cinema.
| Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
Maggie Smith in one of those technically stunning, emotionally distant performances that the British are so damn good at.
July 2, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
June 19, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
June 12, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
March 8, 2005
| Original Score: 5/5
March 12, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
December 5, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
September 2, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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