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  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    A smooth, elegiac mood piece. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Munch's screenplay is tenderly observant of his characters. He watches them as they float within the seas of their personalities. His scenes are short and often unexpected. The story unfolds in sidelong glances. show more

  • 75
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    Playing a role of almost Bergmanesque intensity -- a tough, lonely woman dying of cancer as she examines her past -- Bisset is both convincing and radiant. show more

  • 75
    Boston Globe

    Stunning performances help make The Sleepy Time Gal a thoughtful, moving piece that faces difficult issues with honesty and beauty. show more

  • 50
    V.A. Musetto New York Post

    Too-convenient coincidences hurt the movie's credibility. A melodramatic script best left to cable TV doesn't help, either. show more

  • 70
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    Excellent performances from Jacqueline Bisset and Martha Plimpton grace this deeply touching melodrama. show more

  • 90
    Dennis Lim Village Voice

    Münch's characters are given to a certain rapt, unwieldy thoughtfulness, and accordingly, his films cultivate a mood of almost trancelike introspection. show more

  • 90
    Jonathan Rosenbaum Chicago Reader

    Months after seeing this, I still feel I know most of these people as if they were old friends. show more

  • 70
    Todd McCarthy Variety

    Bisset throws herself into what is by far the most emotionally demanding role of her career and emerges honorably. show more

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