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8.4

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  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 1 out of 10
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  1. CollinT.
    Nov 8, 2008
    8
    Themes of how family history can repeat itself, courage for self exploration and the freeing impact that letting go of the past can have on others all seem to be explored in this broad reaching life epic. It is not often that a film shows the broad strokes of an entire life lived to distill it's fundamental impact. Yet, the audience is given enough room to draw their own conclusions. Themes of how family history can repeat itself, courage for self exploration and the freeing impact that letting go of the past can have on others all seem to be explored in this broad reaching life epic. It is not often that a film shows the broad strokes of an entire life lived to distill it's fundamental impact. Yet, the audience is given enough room to draw their own conclusions. It is both a tragedy and an heroic tale of impressive detail and scope. Expand
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57

Mixed or average reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Reviewed by: Eddie Cockrell
    70
    Prolific helmer Kari Skogland draws a fiery performance from vet Burstyn and a beguiling one from Christine Horne as the young Hagar. Yet the book's sheer "Giant"-like scope necessitates generational cross-cutting that's both rushed and cluttered; pic would have have been better served as a more leisurely miniseries.
  2. Reviewed by: Tim Grierson
    60
    Despite its cutesy comic-relief digressions and overdone solemnity, The Stone Angel finds its way past tonal inconsistencies to a moving conclusion that doesn't romanticize death.
  3. This multigenerational family history has enough gripping moments to hold your attention, but ultimately it leaves you frustrated by its failure to braid subplots and characters into a gripping narrative.