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  • 75
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    Meticulously crafted, and warmly acted by a cast that includes Winona Ryder as Jo and Susan Sarandon as her mother, the devoted Marmee, Little Women is one of the rare Hollywood studio films that invites your attention, slowly and elegantly, rather than propelling your interest with effects and easy manipulation. show more

  • 100
    Susan Wloszczyna USA Today

    Director Gillian Armstrong takes the delicate snow globe that is Little Women and gives it a bold new shake. [21 Dec 1994] show more

  • 70
    Wall Street Journal

    Ms. Armstrong's Little Women, which has enough sugar to make your teeth sing, if not your heart. [29 Dec 1994] show more

  • 100
    Chicago Tribune

    Armstrong and screenwriter Robin Swicord have pared the work's sentimentality and bolstered its intellectual content, [21 Dec 1994] show more

  • 100
    Jay Carr Boston Globe

    [The novel's] themes have never not been fresh and they gleam here under the sympathetic and enlivening touch of Armstrong and her cast, who move through the events with sunny assurance and complete immersion in character. [21 Dec 1994] show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Director Gillian Armstrong finds the serious themes and refuses to simplify the story into a "family" formula. " show more

  • 88
    Ethan Alter TV Guide

    Director Gillian Armstrong's feminist spin on classic material retains the moving humanity of Louisa May Alcott's novel while reworking it with welcome freshness. show more

  • 88
    The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Gillian Armstrong's adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's 1868 novel is lively and thoughtful and beautifully formed. [21 Dec 1994] show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    This tale of four independent sisters of differing temperaments is undeniably melodramatic, but it's very good melodrama, with an accumulation of vitality and charm that elevates the movie to an unexpectedly high level. show more

  • 80
    Empire

    It's beautifully mounted to capture the age and the passing seasons, though director Gillian Armstrong never lets the production values overwhelm the gentle sketches of girlish hopes and pastimes tempered by the trials of life. show more

  • November 08, 2012 Marje
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    One of the best lassics I have ever watched, and I have watched it a hundred times.

  • December 17, 2009 Triciagatorslady
    Report This User

    I AM HOOKED. I HAVE WATCHED THIS MOVIE SEVERAL TIMES AND NEVER GET TIRED OF IT. SPLENDID ACTING!!!

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