Miss Firecracker
Miss Firecracker (1989)

Miss Firecracker is the streamlined title of the film version of Beth Henley's play The Miss Firecracker Contest. Holly Hunter plays a Mississippi girl whose sole reason for being is to enter beauty contests. Unfortunately, Holly's… More

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Rated: PG
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: April 28, 1989
DVD Release Date: May 25, 2004
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Critic Score: 73% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A gentle, off-beat satire that characterizes a bunch of Southern oddballs striving for acceptance.

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James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

Hunter is great, but the story works better on stage

Richard Freedman
Tulsa World

Miss Firecracker is a huge cotton candy of a movie -- there's not really much there; but it's gaudy to look at, and sweet going down the gullet.

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Nell Minow
Movie Mom

A neglected gem with sensational performances by everyone, especially Steenburgen and Woodard.

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Warmly human film based on Beth Henley's 1984 play. It will appeal to those who long for liberation from bad dreams and yearn for a place where they can be accepted for who they are.

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Flixster Audience Score: 53% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
Whiny and annoying
Max Gilbert
Two big names, Holly Hunter and Tim Robbins, unfortunately do not save this boring piece of lackluster storytelling (based on a play), except perhaps Tim… More
Anthony Valletta
Nice slice of Americana.