Reviews: Little Women (2019)

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  • Marco Albanese @ Stanze di Cinema [Italian]
  • Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ Spirituality & Practice
    • Excerpt: The classic novel creatively recast as an exploration of sisterhood and the family as a school of love.
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: Gerwig takes an approach both modern and Austenian, emphasizing the connection between money and freedom in the lives of nineteenth century women. The hugely talented Ronan has never been better while Florence Pugh wrangles a refreshing take on Amy…
  • Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews
    • Excerpt: This could have been a staid period piece but the traditional dialogue flows effortlessly from their lips with the natural cadence of modern conversation. It’s quite lively.
  • Blake Howard @ Graffiti With Punctuation
  • MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com
    • Excerpt: A very welcome feminist interpretation of Alcott’s beloved novel, layered in sly, winking awareness of Hollywood clichés and the cultural pressures on women. Alive and electric, an absolute treasure.
  • [New] | Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight
  • Alan Mattli @ Facing the Bitter Truth [German]
    • Excerpt: Gerwig’s phenomenal script is filled with moments that, without ever sacrificing historical authenticity, draw a canny parallel between Civil War-era America and the pressing social discourses of today.
  • Mike McGranaghan @ The Aisle Seat
    • Excerpt: A film that will speak strongly to a new generation.
  • Brent McKnight @ The Last Thing I See
    • Excerpt: Initially, I didn’t think we needed another version of ‘Little Women.’ Turns out I was wrong, so very, very wrong.
  • Jared Mobarak @ JaredMobarak.com
    • Excerpt: Don’t underestimate Gerwig’s accomplishment combining [its wonderful craft and cast] into a hopeful tale sprung from tragedy that won’t let itself be mired in that pain.
  • Aaron Neuwirth @ We Live Entertainment
    • Excerpt: A strong cast and smart handling of the narrative structure prevails over any feeling of the film playing like an unnecessary retread.
  • Matt Oakes @
    • Excerpt: As excellent a PG-rated familial holiday film as anyone could dream up, Greta Gerwig’s rendition of ‘Little Women’ is a supremely well-acted and sumptuously realized modernization that manages a powerful rebranding of the novel’s message while remaining deeply satisfying as a slice of domestic drama. Impossible to dislike.
  • João Pinto @ Portal Cinema [Portuguese]
  • Don Shanahan @ Every Movie Has a Lesson
    • Excerpt: The endearing brilliance of Little Women is earned in those quaint sways and movements as much as, if not more than, it is by its crests of high drama.
  • Josh Taylor @ www.forgetfulfilmcritic.com
    • Excerpt: There is a litheness to Gerwig’s direction that gives her Little Women vitality. She brings a sense of immediacy and freshness to the story; surely no easy feat when working with source material dating back 150+ years.
  • Betty Jo Tucker @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
    • Excerpt: Greta Gerwig’s marvelous film version of LITTLE WOMEN treats us to perfect casting and perhaps the liveliest movie presentation of this iconic tale about four sisters growing up during the Civil War era.