Dolores Claiborne
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This dark and brooding thriller is based on a novel by Stephen King. Dolores Claiborne is a middle-aged woman who stands accused of killing the elderly woman she had been attending for over 22 years. She is confronted by her bitter daughter Selena, a self-absorbed magazine writer, about the death of her father. Twenty years before, the abusive man died mysteriously during an eclipse, and although no one could prove it, Dolores was suspected of killing him. The story then moves between past and future as it examines Dolores' role in the deaths.

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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)
More reviews for Dolores Claiborne on Rotten Tomatoes

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