Stanley & Iris
Stanley & Iris (1990)

In this socially conscious drama with romantic overtones, Iris (Jane Fonda) is a working mother with a job at a large commercial bakery who is still getting over the death of her husband, though her circumstances don't give her much… More

Directed By:
Rated: PG-13
Running Time:
Release Date: January 13, 2004
Add Your Rating
Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
29%
Flixster
User Score
48%



Critic Score: 29% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff
Variety

The elements are in place but they don't add up to great drama in this well-meant effort to personalize the plight of illiterate people.

Full review…
Rita Kempley
Washington Post

Here, in a movie less animated than a barrel of tree sloths, Ritt encourages stale performances and a pace as dull as more tree sloths.

Full review…
Angie Errigo
Empire Magazine

Although the construction is somewhat haphazard, the intention is well meaning and DeNiro gives a characteristically sensitive rendering.

Full review…
Stephen Garrett
Time Out

The ending, despite good intentions, is American cinema at its tackiest and most hollow.

Full review…
Desson Thomson
Washington Post

McAlpine may be the movie's smartest contributor. He alone seems to realize that this pedantic project will soon be graduating into home-video or classroom use.

Full review…
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...a harmless little romance that's elevated slightly by the charisma of its two stars...

Full review…
Vincent Canby
New York Times

It's as honest and direct and entertaining as the considerable talents of everyone involved can make it.

Full review…
TV Guide's Movie Guide

While some of the sloppy filmmaking can be forgiven, the film's core message cannot.

Full review…
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

There is also a good supporting cast here, and Fonda is effective in her role. But it's DeNiro who shines with a very affecting performance, as well as a natural chemistry with Fonda.

Full review…
More reviews for Stanley & Iris

Flixster Audience Score: 48% Flixster User Reviews
Red Lats
If you need 90 minutes of a feel-good movie, this one is the one for you.
Cassie Hill
Very good movie with De Niro & Fonda :)
Randy Tippy
Sappy, sweet and sentimental. A nice little romance with a message about literacy and family values.