Little Women

critic Reviews

95% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score95%
  • 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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    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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    Matt CipollaFilm Monthly
    It is, like its balance between autonomy and collectivism, a look at ethics that are prescribed and personalized, and most places in between.
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    Bill NewcottThe Saturday Evening Post
    I came kicking and screaming...but now writer/director Greta Gerwig has gone and forced the issue, creating an artful, impeccably acted, and unexpectedly thrilling film that has stubbornly elbowed its way to the top tier of my favorite films of 2019.
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    Lucy BuglassLucy Goes to Hollywood
    As someone who isn't really a massive period drama fan, I was surprised at how much I adored this and it's inspired me to seek out the novel and give it a read.
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