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The Rising Place Reviews

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Scott Foundas
Variety
October 18, 2008
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Jan Stuart
Newsday
November 8, 2002
It is one more celluloid testimonial to the cruelties experienced by Southern blacks as distilled through a Caucasian perspective.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
November 8, 2002
Looks awfully like one long tourist spot for a Mississippi that may never have existed outside of a scriptwriter's imagination.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
November 8, 2002
A not-so-Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood with a hefty helping of Re-Fried Green Tomatoes.
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
November 7, 2002
This misty-eyed Southern nostalgia piece, in treading the line between sappy and sanguine, winds up mired in tear-drenched quicksand.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
November 7, 2002
Rice is too pedestrian a filmmaker to bring any edge or personality to The Rising Place that would set it apart from other Deep South stories.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Mark Olsen
L.A. Weekly
November 7, 2002
However sincere it may be, The Rising Place never quite justifies its own existence.
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Nat Johnson
Village Voice
November 5, 2002
Yet another weepy Southern bore-athon.