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Steel Magnolias Reviews

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July 29, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
August 22, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
September 27, 2002
Each of the women talk like they're reading a bumper sticker.
| Original Score: 1/5
January 18, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2000
Watching Herbert Ross's "Steel Magnolias," you feel as if you have been airlifted onto some horrible planet of female impersonators.
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 65/100
May 20, 2003
''Steel Magnolias'' is pop entertainment of an especially condescending, superficial sort.
June 24, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
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
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
January 1, 2011
Three-hanky special, but with lots of laughs, too.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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
November 7, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
July 25, 2002
| 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.
November 23, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
April 30, 2008
| Original Score: 3/5
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.
January 1, 2000
| 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
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