Little Women

critic Reviews

, 95% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • With a stellar cast and a smart, sensitive retelling of its classic source material, Greta Gerwig's Little Women proves some stories truly are timeless.
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    Richard BrodyNew Yorker
    A work of poetic smuggling: a movie made within the norms of the industry that also reflects Gerwig's own personal artistic ideas, ideals, and obsessions.
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    Philippa SnowThe New Republic
    Greta Gerwig's take on Louisa May Alcott's novel is intelligent and fleet, refreshing if not radical, and as organic in its feminist convictions as it is in its depiction of close-knit sororal love.
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    Paul ByrnesSydney Morning Herald
    About 20 minutes in, the characters cease to be characters; they are now flesh and blood, our sisters. We feel their happiness and despond, their cold feet and warm hearts, their slights and loves. It's a masterful, passionate, all-in kind of adaptation.
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    Danielle GensburgChicago Reader
    The latest adaptation gives the March sisters more power than ever.
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    Christy LemireFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    An absolutely lovely film that will make you feel so extremely good walking out of it.
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    Clarisse LoughreyIndependent (UK)
    It's Little Women's deep generosity that cements it as a cinematic achievement.
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    A.S. HamrahThe Baffler
    This was a gamble with a book that is familiar to readers all over the world, and it works. The film is something of a masterpiece, with long, loping scenes shot on location in Massachusetts.
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    Richard PropesTheIndependentCritic.com
    There's wonder and dignity and brilliance and tragedy and joy and worth in all of it and for all of us.
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    Tom BeasleyVultureHound
    The joy of Little Women lies in how it embraces the costumes and milieu of its period setting, while the whole thing is permeated with a feel of modernity.
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    Scott PhillipsThe Screen Scene
    Little Women is a well-written, old-fashioned movie that will appeal to audiences of all ages.
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