100

Portland Oregonian

Georgia is one fine movie. Or maybe two or three fine movies.... Best of all, Georgia is a music movie, and a good one. [12 Jan 1996]
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100

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
It's one of the great sister movies and one of the great performance movies. [26 Jan 1996]
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100

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
Georgia, written with rare honesty and economy by Leigh's mother, Barbara Turner, and very sensitively directed by Ulu Grosbard, is a tough-minded look at show business and families. [10 Jan 1996]
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91

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

By William Arnold
It's a rich, engrossing ensemble drama that reveals itself very slowly, is filled with multidimensional characters and multi-layered performances, and works toward an amazingly verisimilitude. [19 Jan 1996]
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88

TV Guide

Harrowing and heartfelt, with knockout performances by a pair of fine actresses.
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88

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Georgia is a tour de force for Leigh, and her portrayal of the troubled, passionate Sadie lingers in the mind long after many of the movie's plot details have faded.
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
A complex, deeply knowledgeable story about a truly lost soul and her downward spiral.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
It's still a good [movie], with its self-contained world of concert arenas and smoky clubs and sad, weird people who linger in the mind.
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63

USA Today

By Susan Wloszczyna
a painful though sadly humorous portrait of sisterhood deftly written by Leigh's mom, Barbara Turner, and directed with just-right spareness by Ulu Grosbard. [08 Dec 1995]
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50

San Francisco Examiner

By Barbara Shulgasser
Leigh plays the tragic and annoying Sadie as if she loved and hated the character simultaneously. And to the degree that this courageous movie succeeds it will elicit the same feelings in the audience.
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81 out of 100
Universal acclaim
Metascore® based on all critic reviews. Scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.