• Psychological Drama
    Psychological Thriller
  • 6 Fan Ratings

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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The mysteries of Dolores Claiborne are never gripping enough to consume an audience, and there are few, if any, surprises along the way....
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75

San Francisco Examiner

By Barbara Shulgasser
All the performances are good, the script is subtle and waste-free and Danny Elfman's score is evocative and appropriate, but the direction...
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75

TV Guide

Kathy Bates, so memorably creepy in "Misery", delivers what may be 1995's most underrated performance in this implicitly feminist melodrama.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
It's sometimes distracting to tell a story in flashbacks and memories; the story line gets sidetracked. The director, Taylor Hackford, is...
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Although the forced ending, which seems deigned to create an unnatural moment of triumph, weakens the climactic catharsis, it doesn't...
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60

Empire

By Angie Errigo
Despite superb performances by Kathy Bates and Jennifer Jason Leigh, a limp, almost TV movie trite, climax never comes near delivering the...
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50

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Despite Bates' mastery at bringing unexpected depth to unhinged characters, Dolores is a few pints low on chills and challenge.
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50

Austin Chronicle

By Marc Savlov
Second-guessing the audience in the third act takes some of the wind out of his sails (the film wraps up the loose ends so tightly you can...
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50

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
Although director Taylor Hackford ("An Officer and a Gentleman") handles the usually cumbersome flashbacks with impressive delicacy, he...
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33

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Since there is a mystery, the movie might have been entertaining camp had director Taylor Hackford staged it with pace, style, or a whisper...
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