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Steel Magnolias Reviews

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Variety Staff
Variety
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.
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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
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 20, 2003
''Steel Magnolias'' is pop entertainment of an especially condescending, superficial sort.
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 12, 2001
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
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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
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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.