Dolores Claiborne
Dolores Claiborne (1995)

A daughter who has come to imagine the worst about her mother learns the facts are quite different -- and more shocking than she ever imagined -- in this adaptation of Stephen King's best-selling novel. Dolores Claiborne (Kathy Bates)… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: March 24, 1995
DVD Release Date: November 6, 2001
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Critic Score: 82% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Chris Laverty
Clothes on Film

A patient and mature thriller featuring a protagonist fascinating in her agony.

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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

Gothic and creepy.

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Speaks volumes about the subjugation of women and the hellish nightmare of living in a dysfunctional family.

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Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena

Denso e melancólico, o filme supera suas ocasionais falhas de roteiro graças às fortes atuações de seu elenco feminino (incluindo a jovem Ellen Muth).

Nick Davis
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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.

Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews

A character study, which was very effective, and a mood piece, which was overdone.

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Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

Dreadfully depressing, but Kathy Bates stuns

Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Effective character study thriller.

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Flixster Audience Score: 81% Flixster User Reviews
Jens S.
A rather untypical Stephen King story, although some of his regular motifs return, was turned into one of the best adaptions of his books. Set in the grey,… More
familiar stranger
This was far better than what I was expecting. (Even though I'm a Stephen King fan in general, this particular plot didn't seem too interesting to… More
Melvin White
Constable: Going on a morning walk? Dolores Claiborne: No, I'm just packing the get-away boat, so I can make my great escape. Dolores Claiborne is a… More
Alexis Nomm
Not as good as Misery, but is any Kathy Bates move as good as that one? There's a lot of misery in this movie, everyone seems so unhappy. I wanted it to be… More
Aj V
A shocking drama from King, about a mother and daughter and a secret. I was pleasantly surprised by this movie, and I think you will be too. I highly… More
Saskia D.
Personally I think Stephen King's more realistic story's are his best, including his book Dolores Claiborne. And Kathy Bates is perfect for the role… More