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Sophie's Choice Reviews

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Keith Phipps
The Dissolve
April 29, 2014
The way Streep inhabits Sophie, and brings her history to life whether she's explicitly talking about the past or carrying herself across the room with wounded grace, can't help but make parts of the rest of the film seem smaller by comparison.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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James Berardinelli
April 30, 2009
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Steve Crum
March 2, 2008
Stunning to the max, and Streep is memorable as Sophie.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
Emanuel Levy
December 10, 2007
The movie is too Hollywood in look and feel, and the flashback and narration are too conventional, and yet the image of the sickly and pale Meryl Streep recollecting her ordeal lingers in memory long after the film is over.
Full Review | Original Score: B

TV Guide
June 26, 2007
Competently directed by Pakula and [features] gorgeous cinematography by Almendros.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
April 21, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
So perfectly cast and well-imagined that it just takes over and happens to you. It's quite an experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
September 17, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat
September 2, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
August 30, 2004
Though it's far from a flawless movie, Sophie's Choice is a unified and deeply affecting one. Thanks in large part to Miss Streep's bravura performance, it's a film that casts a powerful, uninterrupted spell.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
July 16, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
September 5, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
July 20, 2003
Heartbreakingly lovely performances.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
May 26, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5

May 24, 2003
Literary adaptations rarely come more intelligent than this. A beautiful, haunting masterpiece from start to finish.
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
October 28, 2002
Wildly depressing.
| Original Score: 3/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 30, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
July 29, 2002
"Streep's magnetic, shattering performance haunts the memory"
| Original Score: 5/5
Scott Weinberg
July 29, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Dragan Antulov
January 1, 2000
Meryl Streep's role in this film is so overwhelming that she outshines everything else.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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