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  • 40
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Except for Ashley Judd, who shows true grit as Vivi in her babe days, the effect is like being buried in molasses. For guys whose pain threshold is way low when it comes to the bonding of Steel Magnolias, Ya-Ya is a definite no-no. show more

  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Divine cast keeps 'Ya-Ya Sisterhood' from falling flat show more

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    The only character we get to know fully as she evolves from child to older woman is Vivi. Too bad the movie didn't also trace the lives of her "sisters." That might have been divine. show more

  • 60
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    The movie finally comes together into something that is genuinely -- and almost quietly -- stirring. show more

  • 63
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Less successful in exploring the long-term effects of mental breakdown than in dispensing short-term comic pick-me-ups, Ya-Ya wrings abundant laughter and tears. show more

  • 75
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    Ya-Ya Sisterhood is so divine. It offers a world where friendship is forever, the half-empty glass is refilled and the men are perfect. show more

  • 75
    Boston Globe

    There's death, domestic violence, alcoholism, racism, attempted suicide, and a mental breakdown. Naturally, it's a comedy about the eccentricities of Southern women. show more

  • 63
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    Gives us a lot to enjoy and something most studio movies don't even try for: an attempt at the richness, density and sheer contrariness of life. show more

  • 63
    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Women deserve better women's pictures -- men too. show more

  • 50
    Connie Ogle Miami Herald

    The film relies a bit too much on the humor of older women flipping each other off and mouthing obscenities, although it is hilarious to see the usually proper Smith frantically chopping up a roofie to slip into Sidda's drink. show more

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