Steel Magnolias Reviews

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April 9, 2019
In the Robert Harling play from which is it adapted, the events take place entirely in the town's beauty parlour, and director Herbert Russ has opened the action out quite successfully.
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.
April 26, 2016
A good film for the soft-hearted more than the paean to womanly strength that was its motive.
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.
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.
January 1, 2011
Three-hanky special, but with lots of laughs, too.
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
June 24, 2006
It makes a shameless bid for your heart, aiming to have you smiling one moment, sniffling the next.
September 1, 2005
July 23, 2005
April 21, 2005
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.
November 23, 2003
November 7, 2002
October 2, 2002
Good character study ruined by cliche-driven plot
July 25, 2002
January 1, 2000
January 1, 2000
What the film has to offer is superficial, though enjoyable entertainment.
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.
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