• Released
  • September 13, 1998
  • R , 2 hr 7 min
  • Drama
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A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries Synopsis
An expatriate U.S. couple (Kris Kristofferson, Barbara Hershey) raise children in Paris.
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By James Berardinelli
Not only was I touched by the characters and engrossed by their story during the 120 minutes they were on screen, but I could have easily...
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The film's appeal is in the details. This is one of [Merchant-Ivory's] best films.
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88

USA Today

By Mike Clark
The movie grows on you, lingers in the mind and may pick up a cult. Take away Heat and Dust, Howards End and The Remains of the Day, and...
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75

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
Soldier's Daughter is at its best when alluding to the quasi- romantic attachments and undefined crushes that develop in small groups and...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Stack
By now, fans of the studied loveliness of Merchant Ivory films savor that they aren't pat, slick or especially action-packed. A Soldier's...
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75

TV Guide

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James Ivory's direction is meandering in the best sense: Rarely obvious or predictable, he quietly builds a complex portrait of a intimate...
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63

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
If the movie is essentially a study of a loving family, A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries is hampered by extraneous scenes that are simply...
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60

Empire

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Not exactly ground-breaking, but an engaging story prettily told.
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50

San Francisco Examiner

By Walter Addiego
Freed from the demands of adapting an established and complex literary piece, the filmmakers seem to have relaxed - and so can their...
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries is suffused with a rarefied emotional glow, and that's something contemporary audiences may be almost...
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