A Thousand Acres Reviews

September 7, 2011
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
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.
July 3, 2008
In many ways, it has less in common with Shakespeare's tragedy than with Stephen King's Iowa-set horror story, Children of the Corn.
Top Critic
February 9, 2006
Robards' senile paterfamilias is, regrettably, a grave embarrassment.
Top Critic
April 12, 2002
January 1, 2000
January 1, 2000
Ploddingly literal, A Thousand Acres is basically a star vehicle that relies on superior acting to redeem it. It does have superior acting, but that's not nearly enough.