Little Women (1994) Synopsis
With her husband away at war, a woman raises four daughters in 19th-century New England.
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Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
[The novel's] themes have never not been fresh and they gleam here under the sympathetic and enlivening touch of Armstrong and her cast,...
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Chicago Tribune

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Armstrong and screenwriter Robin Swicord have pared the work's sentimentality and bolstered its intellectual content, [21 Dec 1994]
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USA Today

By Susan Wloszczyna
Director Gillian Armstrong takes the delicate snow globe that is Little Women and gives it a bold new shake. [21 Dec 1994]
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
A graceful, unsentimental, well-made movie.
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88

TV Guide

By Ethan Alter
Director Gillian Armstrong's feminist spin on classic material retains the moving humanity of Louisa May Alcott's novel while reworking it...
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88

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

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Gillian Armstrong's adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's 1868 novel is lively and thoughtful and beautifully formed. [21 Dec 1994]
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Director Gillian Armstrong finds the serious themes and refuses to simplify the story into a "family" formula. "
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
Meticulously crafted, and warmly acted by a cast that includes Winona Ryder as Jo and Susan Sarandon as her mother, the devoted Marmee,...
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
This tale of four independent sisters of differing temperaments is undeniably melodramatic, but it's very good melodrama, with an...
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70

Wall Street Journal

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Ms. Armstrong's Little Women, which has enough sugar to make your teeth sing, if not your heart. [29 Dec 1994]
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Little Women (1994) review

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Rated PG
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Common Sense Media says OK for kids 11+ Lovely Alcott adaptation tugs at the heartstrings.
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