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  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    It's still a good [movie], with its self-contained world of concert arenas and smoky clubs and sad, weird people who linger in the mind. show more

  • 63
    Susan Wloszczyna USA Today

    a painful though sadly humorous portrait of sisterhood deftly written by Leigh's mom, Barbara Turner, and directed with just-right spareness by Ulu Grosbard. [08 Dec 1995] show more

  • 100
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    Georgia, written with rare honesty and economy by Leigh's mother, Barbara Turner, and very sensitively directed by Ulu Grosbard, is a tough-minded look at show business and families. [10 Jan 1996] show more

  • 100
    Jay Carr Boston Globe

    It's one of the great sister movies and one of the great performance movies. [26 Jan 1996] show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    A complex, deeply knowledgeable story about a truly lost soul and her downward spiral. show more

  • 88
    TV Guide

    Harrowing and heartfelt, with knockout performances by a pair of fine actresses. show more

  • 88
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Georgia is a tour de force for Leigh, and her portrayal of the troubled, passionate Sadie lingers in the mind long after many of the movie's plot details have faded. show more

  • 50
    Barbara Shulgasser San Francisco Examiner

    Leigh plays the tragic and annoying Sadie as if she loved and hated the character simultaneously. And to the degree that this courageous movie succeeds it will elicit the same feelings in the audience. show more

  • 100
    Portland Oregonian

    Georgia is one fine movie. Or maybe two or three fine movies.... Best of all, Georgia is a music movie, and a good one. [12 Jan 1996] show more

  • 91
    William Arnold Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    It's a rich, engrossing ensemble drama that reveals itself very slowly, is filled with multidimensional characters and multi-layered performances, and works toward an amazingly verisimilitude. [19 Jan 1996] show more

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