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August 15, 2014
And while Meryl Streep's performance is largely worthy of its laurels ... the film around it is much harder to forgive. Beyond Streep, Sophie's Choice is little more than a tediously assembled WWII drama of interminable length.
Full Review | Original Score: C
November 5, 2009
A suffocating 151 minutes long, with a healthy portion of that running time devoted to a hunk of Holocausploitation of the most crass and cynical variety. And that's the good part.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
June 26, 2007
Astoundingly tedious.
June 24, 2006
By the end, the accumulated weight and lethargy of the production fails to invest Sophie's fate with the significance Styron achieves.
January 10, 2003
Incorporates one woman's narrative of surviving the Holocaust into a larger, crushingly banal story of a young, Southern writer's coming of age in the big city of New York.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
June 26, 2007
The picture is completely devoid of cinematic interest, adopting instead a tiresome theatrical aesthetic in which showy monologues are filmed in interminable, usually ill-chosen long takes.
July 30, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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
April 30, 2009
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
July 20, 2003
Heartbreakingly lovely performances.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
July 29, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
September 17, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
May 26, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
September 5, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
This is the way stories are supposed to be told to us sitting out there in the dark theater.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
January 1, 2000
Meryl Streep's role in this film is so overwhelming that she outshines everything else.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
April 21, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
March 2, 2008
Stunning to the max, and Streep is memorable as Sophie.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
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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