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: June 1, 1989
DVD Release Date: April 29, 1997
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Critic Score: 82% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

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

Henry Sheehan
Hollywood Reporter

Every one of these dramatic maelstroms manages to appear fresh because Freeman and Tandy somehow manage to come up with new approaches, meting out complementary aspects of their characters.

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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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David Stratton
At the Movies (Australia)

Fine acting, subtle direction, good writing, in fact, a film for everyone to appreciate and enjoy.

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Kathleen Carroll
New York Daily News

The movie never resorts to sentimentality. It has a dry wit as well as genuine warmth. Best of all it is the perfect showcase for two deserving actors -- Jessica Tandy and Morgan Freeman.

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

Jessica Tandy and Morgan Freeman give exceptional performances

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Dennis King
Tulsa World

It's a story about interior lives and the gradual changes that love and respect can bring about. That's rare in today's movies, and it's something to be treasured.

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Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune

One of the year's best films, a rarity in that a play has been successfully transferred to film without having the dialogue seem "written."

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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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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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Flixster Audience Score: 81% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
Why this movie won so many Oscars is something that escapes me, given its annoying and poorly-paced narrative that forces us to endure an unbearable old lady… More
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
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!

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