The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond Synopsis
A rebellious heiress (Bryce Dallas Howard) hires her father's employee to escort her to parties.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
This film is the closest we're going to get to anything new by Williams, and it's a respectable effort.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The film has its rewards and one performance of great passion. That would be by Ellen Burstyn, as Miss Addie, who plays it all in her sick...
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70

Los Angeles Times

By Betsy Sharkey
Despite Teardrop Diamond's rough edges, the filmmaker, who has spent much of her career acting on stage and screen, succeeds in...
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63

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
The script is half-a-fortune at best, and visually the picture is staid. But you stick with it, because it's Williams and because certainly...
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
The story is a sketchy, dramatically muddled rumination on familiar Williams themes about the Old South and its brave, beautiful, rebellion...
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Howard looks peachy, and actor-turned-director Jodie Markell sweats the details -- moonlight, honeyed accents -- but the brittle script...
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42

Portland Oregonian

By Marc Mohan
Whether Elia Kazan could have done something memorable with this script will remain an eternally open question. This film, though, is most...
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40

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Descends with dismaying speed into clichéd Southern melodrama.
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40

Time Out New York

By David Fear
To her credit, Howard’s performance as a class-obsessed Southerner is decent enough to keep things from completely devolving to...
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38

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Seems almost like a self-parody of Williams' earlier work.
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Rated PG-13 | For some sexuality and drug content