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Steel Magnolias Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 29, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 22, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World
September 27, 2002
Each of the women talk like they're reading a bumper sticker.
| Original Score: 1/5
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
January 18, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Watching Herbert Ross's "Steel Magnolias," you feel as if you have been airlifted onto some horrible planet of female impersonators.
Cheryl DeWolfe
Apollo Guide
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 65/100
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 20, 2003
''Steel Magnolias'' is pop entertainment of an especially condescending, superficial sort.
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
June 24, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
October 25, 2012
chooses to leave the rearing of her moppet to Dylan McDermott...or Dermot Mulroney. Doesn't matter.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Suzi Feay
Time Out
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
Ellen MacKay
Common Sense Media
January 1, 2011
Three-hanky special, but with lots of laughs, too.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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
Michael Szymanski
November 7, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
Scott Weinberg
July 25, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Mark R. Leeper
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.
Rebecca Murray
November 23, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Cole Smithey
April 30, 2008
| Original Score: 3/5
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Variety Staff
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.
Christopher Null
January 1, 2000
| Original Score: 3/5
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
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
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