The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie Reviews

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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.
January 1, 2000
Maggie Smith in one of those technically stunning, emotionally distant performances that the British are so damn good at.
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.
October 29, 2006
Smith plays all of Miss Brodie's highs and lows beautifully; it's easy to see why everyone is drawn to her, yet at the same time want to shake her for being such a drama queen.
July 2, 2005
June 19, 2005
June 12, 2005
March 8, 2005
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