Steel Magnolias
Steel Magnolias (1989)

Six women come together in this hilarious and heartwarming story of life, love and loss in a small Louisiana parish. At the center of the group is Shelby Eatenton, newly married and joyfully pregnant, despite the fact that her diabetes… More

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Rated: PG
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: July 25, 2000
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Critic Score: 67% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
David Keyes

Steel Magnolias is so immersed by the conviction of its story that in a way it becomes an extension of our own human experience.

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Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks

For all its violations of good taste and critical criteria, I laugh and cry every time, and I'll never let it go. So sue me.

Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

What the film has to offer is superficial, though enjoyable entertainment.

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Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

chooses to leave the rearing of her moppet to Dylan McDermott...or Dermot Mulroney. Doesn't matter.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Good character study ruined by cliche-driven plot

Ellen MacKay
Common Sense Media

Three-hanky special, but with lots of laughs, too.

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Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World

Each of the women talk like they're reading a bumper sticker.

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Flixster Audience Score: 89% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
A bittersweet drama with a good cast and obviously made for women to see, and it deserves credit for making you laugh and cry at the same time even in the most… More
Kevin M. Williams
"Oh, I wish I was in Dixie!" for the middle class suburban wife set. Obvious to a fault, its implied "girls are in this all together"… More
Christian C
Moving film. This is Olympia Dukakis' best role. I love it more than my luggage!
Bethany Murphy
Heartwarming! A must see!
"The movie has an even balance of humor and tragedy. I think it's one of the best casts in a film. The ladies just play the roles so raw and honest… More
Aj V
A beautiful drama, based on a play which is based on a true story. Plus I got to be in the play in high school! I love this movie, it has great actors, and I… More