Dolores Claiborne
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A daughter who has come to imagine the worst about her mother learns the facts are quite different -- and more shocking than she ever imagined -- in this adaptation of Stephen King's best-selling novel. Dolores Claiborne (Kathy Bates) has spent nearly a quarter of a century looking after a mean-spirited woman named Vera Donovan (Judy Parfitt) on a small island off the coast of Maine; when Vera is found dead after falling down a flight of stairs, Dolores is considered a prime suspect in her murder. Word of the affair reaches New York-based journalist Selena St. George (Jennifer Jason… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 82%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A patient and mature thriller featuring a protagonist fascinating in her agony."
‑ Chris Laverty, Clothes on Film
"Gothic and creepy."
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"Speaks volumes about the subjugation of women and the hellish nightmare of living in a dysfunctional family."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Denso e melancólico, o filme supera suas ocasionais falhas de roteiro graças às fortes atuações de seu elenco feminino (incluindo a jovem Ellen Muth)."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"The film boldly refuses to satisfy the horror fans who are its expected audience, but it's massively unclear what kind of audience it does have in mind."
‑ Nick Davis, Nick's Flick Picks
"A character study, which was very effective, and a mood piece, which was overdone."
‑ Steve Rhodes, Internet Reviews
"Dreadfully depressing, but Kathy Bates stuns"
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
"Effective character study thriller."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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