The Stone Angel Synopsis
Based on the best-selling novel by Margaret Laurence.
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Variety

By Eddie Cockrell
Prolific helmer Kari Skogland draws a fiery performance from vet Burstyn and a beguiling one from Christine Horne as the young Hagar. Yet...
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60

The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
This multigenerational family history has enough gripping moments to hold your attention, but ultimately it leaves you frustrated by its...
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60

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Writer-director Kari Skogland adapts a beloved Canadian novel gracefully and with plenty of spunk, the same way its main character moves...
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60

Village Voice

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Despite its cutesy comic-relief digressions and overdone solemnity, The Stone Angel finds its way past tonal inconsistencies to a moving...
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60

Los Angeles Times

Burstyn gets to use her full bag of tricks to bring this crabby, hard-knocks survivor to life. Though she's aged 15 unflattering years,...
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New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
A lesson in the perils of trying to cram a hefty Canadian novel that spans decades into a movie running just under two hours.
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Rated R | For some sexuality and brief language