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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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