Steel Magnolias Reviews

April 26, 2016
A good film for the soft-hearted more than the paean to womanly strength that was its motive.
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.
June 24, 2006
It makes a shameless bid for your heart, aiming to have you smiling one moment, sniffling the next.
May 20, 2003
''Steel Magnolias'' is pop entertainment of an especially condescending, superficial sort.
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.
January 1, 2000
Watching Herbert Ross's "Steel Magnolias," you feel as if you have been airlifted onto some horrible planet of female impersonators.