Driving Miss Daisy
Driving Miss Daisy (1989)

Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Alfred Uhry, Driving Miss Daisy affectionately covers the 25-year relationship between a wealthy, strong-willed Southern matron (Jessica Tandy) and her equally indomitable Black chauffeur, Hoke… More

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Rated: PG
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: April 29, 1997
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81%
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Critic Score: 81% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Warm and smartly paced, and boasting impeccable performances from Morgan Freeman and Jessica Tandy.

Desmond Ryan
Philadelphia Inquirer

Driving Miss Daisy spans a quarter-century in the intricate relationship of a Southern dowager and her chauffeur, and it is a movie that invites you to appreciate the passage of time in more than one way.

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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

This is a story about people, not politics. And perhaps because we can see the actors in closeup on the screen, that is even truer of the movie than the play.

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Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News

Driving Miss Daisy makes the simple point that combating racism can sometimes mean confronting a part of ourselves that we'd rather pretend does not exist. For Miss Daisy, it's as simple as admitting that Hoke is not just her driver, but her best friend.

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

Jessica Tandy and Morgan Freeman give exceptional performances

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Tribune

For Tandy, it's her most substantial film role since her sublime work in Alfred Hitchcock`s 1963 The Birds, and she takes full advantage of it; never playing for sympathy, she earns it completely.

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Candice Russell
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Embalmed in good intentions, Driving Miss Daisy is a creaky adaptation of a Pulitzer Prize-winning play.

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Peter Rainer
Los Angeles Times

Freeman and Tandy have their own performer's pride, and that transfers to their characters. Tandy, in particular, is almost astringent in her denial of easy emotion.

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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine

Alfred Uhry's adaptation of his Pulitzer-prizewinning play aspires more to complex observation of human behavior than to simple moralism about it. Precisely because it has its priorities straight, it succeeds superbly on both levels.

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David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor

Bruce Beresford gives a solid lift to his uneven career with his careful and colorful directing of Alfred Uhry's screenplay, based on Mr. Uhry's prize-winning stage play.

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Flixster Audience Score: 82% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
Driving Miss Daisy, I thought was a pretty good film, but was nowhere near the grand scale it has been described as. I'm not saying that it's a bad… More
shahmeer hashmat
Driving Miss Daisy is a one of a kind film. It's a simple, funny, and heart-warming tale of learning to change and friendship. Winner of Best Picture at… More
Film Crazy
This is an undeniably sweet movie, that you cant help but enjoy, i love morgan freemans laugh in this movie its so funny, although at times the uneducated… More
Jameson Worley
Morgan Freeman and Jessica Tandy are great! Good movie!
KJ Proulx
Morgan Freeman is as brilliant as always, as Hoke, a chauffeur for Miss Daisy, as her everyday ventures are very eventful. He helps her through her life, and we… More
Emile Tremblay
Cute, funny, charming and heartwarming. All it wants to do is be cute and makes you squeel and it succeeds.

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