Little Women
Little Women (1994)

This newest version of Louisa May Alcott's tender novel is considered to be among the best as it chronicles the lives of four sisters growing up in the mid nineteenth century. The story is set in New England during and immediately after… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: December 21, 1994
DVD Release Date: August 19, 1997
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Critic Score: 90% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Thanks to a powerhouse lineup of talented actresses, Gillian Armstrong's take on Louisa May Alcott's Little Women proves that a timeless story can succeed no matter how many times it's told.

Todd McCarthy

An outstanding version of Louisa May Alcott's perennial, one that surpasses even the best previous rendition, George Cukor's 1933 outing starring Katharine Hepburn.

Lucy Mohl

Ryder has Gillian Armstrong to shape the surrounding story, etching scenes of the March girls into indelibly lovely images while emphasizing the underlying strength of Louisa Mae Allcott's family tale.

Emanuel Levy

The third version of the classic is better than the second (in 1948) and almost as touching as Cukor's first rendition in 1933, toplining Kathatrine Hepburn.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

Be prepared, however, for a large beaker of the milk of human kindness.

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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine

Director Gillian Armstrong and writer Robin Swicord have fashioned an entrancing film from this distinctly unfashionable classic.

TV Guide

Director Gillian Armstrong's feminist spin on classic material retains the moving humanity of Louisa May Alcott's novel while reworking it with welcome freshness.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

Ladies, get out your hand-hemmed handkerchiefs for the loveliest Little Women ever on screen.

Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle

Meticulously crafted, and warmly acted.

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Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum

A little sappy.

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Aj V
Yet another version of the classic novel. I loved the cast, and of course the story is timeless, so it's a good movie. The only problem is that if… More
Conner Rainwater
Terrible movie. The dialog is horrible and it makes you want to drill yourself in the ears. The only thing that made this movie somewhat bearable to watch was… More
erika bruhns
Little women are about 4 women that grew up in the Civil War period. They were face with hardships like having their father off fighting in the war, being poor… More
Cassie Hill
This was an excellant movie. Great acting by Wiona Ryder, Susan Sarandon, Claire Danes, Eric Stoltz, Kirsten Dunst, & Christian Bale. Just a really good… More
Jennifer Xu
Yum, spitwad between Jo and Laurie.
Candy Rose
Great adaptation of the novel. Great cast. Four sisters grow up together in post-Civil War. It is very much like Pride and Prejudice where the women try to find… More