Steel Magnolias - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Steel Magnolias Reviews

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April 26, 2016
Ross gets generally strong performances from his ensemble, and an especially good one from Field in a role that really doesn't suit her.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 26, 2016
A good film for the soft-hearted more than the paean to womanly strength that was its motive.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 26, 2016
This is a little too dependent on sassy one-liners and is awash with sentiment by the end, but is still wonderful entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 4, 2013
Steel Magnolias is so immersed by the conviction of its story that in a way it becomes an extension of our own human experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 1, 2011
Three-hanky special, but with lots of laughs, too.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 26, 2009
Field does some spectacular underplaying through the bulk of the action, revealing layer after layer of the feelings of this kindly tempered, deeply worried mother.
April 30, 2008
| Original Score: 3/5
June 24, 2006
It makes a shameless bid for your heart, aiming to have you smiling one moment, sniffling the next.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 1, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
July 23, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
April 21, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
November 2, 2004
For all its violations of good taste and critical criteria, I laugh and cry every time, and I'll never let it go. So sue me.
| Original Score: 3/5
November 23, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
November 7, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
October 2, 2002
Good character study ruined by cliche-driven plot
| Original Score: 3/5
July 25, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
"Steel Magnolias" is essentially a series of comic one-liners leading up to a teary tragedy, but let it be said that the one-liners are mostly funny and the tragedy deserves most, but not all, of the tears.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
What the film has to offer is superficial, though enjoyable entertainment.
January 1, 2000
| Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
As it so often is, it's not silly or cute or whimsical. It is genuinely funny. And as such it leaves most of the other films of its formula behind.
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