Columbia Pictures | Release Date: December 25, 1996 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
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METASCORE
Generally favorable reviews based on 24 Critics
Positive:
21
Mixed:
1
Negative:
2
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100
Raucously entertaining.
100
Forman imbues the material with exactly the right dry, satirical flavor, yet this story is still a Frank Capra little-guy-against-the-system picture.
90
Althea is a ferociously vibrant character, and Love goes all out to infuse her with a wildness seldom seen on screen. Love holds nothing back, and her energy and her heartache energize the movie.
88
There's a gentleness and open-mindedness in that touch and throughout the film that's a little at odds with the shallower script. But, in the end, that humanity pays. [27 Dec 1996]
30
In all, this film is a major disappointment with a few powerful highlights.