Sophie's Choice - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Sophie's Choice Reviews

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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
April 30, 2009
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Variety Staff
Variety
June 26, 2007
Astoundingly tedious.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
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.
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Derek Adams
Time Out
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.
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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
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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.
| Original Score: 4/5