A Thousand Acres Reviews

June 1, 2005
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.
January 21, 2005
July 1, 2004
Fans of Jane Smiley's enthralling Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, A Thousand Acres, will find the movie version disappointing.
October 15, 2002
It's worth overlooking the movie's weaknesses for the sake of those strong, memorable performances from the stars.
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.
January 1, 2000
If nothing else, the film deserves credit for bringing together actresses Jessica Lange and Michelle Pfeiffer.
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.
January 1, 2000
Sadly for all involved, A Thousand Acres is doomed to the label "interesting."
January 1, 2000
It deals with real people in a genuine setting with strong female roles.
January 1, 2000
at the heart of this sometimes strident movie are two magnificent performances, which redeem everything that surrounds them.