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A Thousand Acres Reviews

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June 1, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
April 9, 2005
It's a pretty powerful analysis of an extended family (where lifelong friends in farming are integral to the well being of a community) shot apart by power and greed.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
January 21, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
July 1, 2004
Fans of Jane Smiley's enthralling Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, A Thousand Acres, will find the movie version disappointing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 15, 2002
It's worth overlooking the movie's weaknesses for the sake of those strong, memorable performances from the stars.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 28, 2002
This intimate and riveting portrait of sibling hate, forgiveness, and love hits the mark.
January 1, 2000
Although the plot is undeniably overwrought at times, the characters remain strong and reliable, and it's their believability that pulls us through.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
Sadly for all involved, A Thousand Acres is doomed to the label "interesting."
| Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
It deals with real people in a genuine setting with strong female roles.
January 1, 2000
Though not a completely successful film, A Thousand Acres is hard-hitting, original, and brimming with unwavering moral convictions and the courage to follow them to their troubling conclusions.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
If nothing else, the film deserves credit for bringing together actresses Jessica Lange and Michelle Pfeiffer.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
at the heart of this sometimes strident movie are two magnificent performances, which redeem everything that surrounds them.
September 6, 2018
This is the type of perverse material which would have made a fine high-profile spectacle from the late 1950s or 60s, when its issues could ride the line between sacred and profane, obvious and subtle.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: F
July 3, 2008
From the first frame, a silhouetted barn and windmill at dawn, the images feel prefab, and the all-purpose wistful tinkly piano and sighing strings pin them even more boringly down.
July 3, 2008
Cry, cry, cry. Hug, hug, hug. Yadda, yadda, yadda.
July 3, 2008
All the characters are sharply defined, with Lange and Pfeiffer in fine form, and Robards suitably sour as the grumpy old curmudgeon, but the plot has been watered down until it is little more than a Waltons-styled soap.
July 3, 2008
Proof that Hollywood no longer knows how to make that former staple, the women's picture.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 3, 2008
Owing more to the spirit of Oprah than to the Bard, pic serves up an earnest but unconvincing stew of received notions about family dysfunction, awkwardly put across by a script wheezing with melodramatic contrivances.
July 3, 2008
The story is just an empty, manipulative compilation of tragedies and misunderstandings.
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