Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. 100
    Sophie's Choice is a fine, absorbing, wonderfully acted, heartbreaking movie.
  2. Thanks in large part to Miss Streep's bravura performance, it's a film that casts a powerful, uninterrupted spell.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 26 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Sep 4, 2014
    An overwhelmingly powerful experience. Sophie's Choice is filled with perhaps one of the greatest performances of all-time from Meryl Streep. This one will hit you. Full Review »
  2. Jun 25, 2014
    Meryl Streep is flawless in this film which, in my opinion, is her best. The stories of her past, not only the camps but meeting Nathan, are told with heartbreaking truth and beauty. Kevin Kline is a wonderfully unlikable persona. The only flaw, to me, is Stingo. His vulnerability comes thru very well, but his character (or maybe his acting) just wasn't up to par with Streep and Kline. Sophie is one of the most memorable characters I've ever encountered in cinema. Full Review »