Cross Creek
Cross Creek (1983)

Director Martin Ritt's bucolic rural environments of Norma Rae, Conrack, and Sounder, are re-visited once again in Cross Creek, based on author Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings' memoirs of her times on a remote Florida bayou. Mary… More

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Rated: PG
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: May 1, 1983
DVD Release Date: February 19, 2002
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Critic Score: 64% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

It's an uncompelling, yet warm, tale which lightly skips over the woman's travails by illustrating a series of vignettes of rural humanity.

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Emanuel Levy

Martin Ritt's chronicle of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings is not particularly illuminating of the writer's life, but it's well acted by Mary Steenburgen and especially Alfre Woodard.

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The script may take some liberties with the facts, but when the resulting movie is this likeable you soon cease to care.

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Time Out

Never one to stint himself when it comes to romantic overkill, Ritt piles on the slush with even more gusto than usual.

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TV Guide

Alas, this uninspired, perfunctory literary bio isn't saved by its handsome visuals.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

Somehow, Mr. Ritt manages to use this very artificiality in the service of an optimism that is very much his own.

Christopher Null

At once touching and weird.

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Flixster Audience Score: 74% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
Fine rendering of Marjorie Rawlings autobiographical novel. The material is well handled by Ritt an erratic director who produced most of his best work when it… More