The Rising Place

Metascore
32

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 9
  2. Negative: 3 out of 9

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  1. This low-key drama is always warm and mellow, although it doesn't build much of an emotional charge.
  2. 50
    This cliché-filled labor of love is staffed with some fine performers - Jennifer Holliday sings at a juke joint and Frances Sternhagen plays an older version of Emily's sister.
  3. As earnest as its artless young characters, Tom Rice's intermittently affecting debut walks a well-trod path without finding anything very new.
  4. 40
    Sticky sweet sentimentality, clumsy plotting and a rosily myopic view of life in the WWII-era Mississippi Delta undermine this adaptation of an unpublished novel by David Armstrong.
  5. 40
    Broadway dreamgirl Jennifer Holliday's musical interludes occasionally relieve this mélange of recycled social morality lessons.
  6. Deeply felt but flat and unimaginative.

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