Little Women

critic Reviews

94% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score94%
  • With a stellar cast and a smart, sensitive retelling of its classic source material, Greta Gerwig's Little Women proves some stories truly are timeless.
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    Richard BrodyNew Yorker
    A work of poetic smuggling: a movie made within the norms of the industry that also reflects Gerwig's own personal artistic ideas, ideals, and obsessions.
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    Philippa SnowThe New Republic
    Greta Gerwig's take on Louisa May Alcott's novel is intelligent and fleet, refreshing if not radical, and as organic in its feminist convictions as it is in its depiction of close-knit sororal love.
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    Paul ByrnesSydney Morning Herald
    About 20 minutes in, the characters cease to be characters; they are now flesh and blood, our sisters. We feel their happiness and despond, their cold feet and warm hearts, their slights and loves. It's a masterful, passionate, all-in kind of adaptation.
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    Danielle GensburgChicago Reader
    The latest adaptation gives the March sisters more power than ever.
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    Christy LemireFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    An absolutely lovely film that will make you feel so extremely good walking out of it.
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    Clarisse LoughreyIndependent (UK)
    It's Little Women's deep generosity that cements it as a cinematic achievement.
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    Ricardo GallegosPólvora
    A warm journey of tears, laughs, and empowerment. [Full review in Spanish]
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    Audrey FoxJumpCut Online
    The stylistic and narrative choices, dialogue, and incredible performances all contribute to a Little Women that is not just a new retelling of the familiar story, but a creative and ambitious reimagining.
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    Adam LubitowRochester City Newspaper
    Vibrantly, messily, and beautifully alive.
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    Caitlin KennedyScreen Queens
    Little Women is bright, beautiful, and puts a smile on your face from start to finish.
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