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Steel Magnolias

Overview


Genre :

Drama, Romance

Release Date :

October 07, 2012 (TV Premiere)

Director :

Kenny Leon

Starring :

Queen Latifah, Alfre Woodard, Jill Scott, Phylicia Rashad, Condola Rashad, Lance Gross, Anna Colwell, Adepero Oduye

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

“..what a missed opportunity for something much better..”
by David Wiegand [San Francisco Chronicle]
3 of 4

“..those women are great, and for Magnolias, they're enough..”
by Robert Bianco [USA Today]
“..the new "Steel Magnolias" turns out to be a full 90 minutes of wonderful..”
by Chuck Barney [Contra Costa Times]
Review rate : C+

“..still sweet and sad, but often dour and slow, too..”
by Verne Gay [Newsday]
“..smart enough not to tamper with success..”
by Brian Lowry [Variety]
“..reliably hits the funny bone and will assuredly send you to the tissue box..”
by Sarah Rodman [Boston Globe]

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