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  • Series Premiere Date: Jan 18, 2014
  • Season #: 1
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49

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  • Summary: Manipulated by her mother Olivia Foxworth (Ellen Burstyn), Corrine Dollangange (Heather Graham) hides her four children (Kiernan Shipka, Mason Dye, Maxwell Kovach, and Ava Telek) in the attic after the death of their father in this TV movie adaptation of the V.C Andrews book that was madeManipulated by her mother Olivia Foxworth (Ellen Burstyn), Corrine Dollangange (Heather Graham) hides her four children (Kiernan Shipka, Mason Dye, Maxwell Kovach, and Ava Telek) in the attic after the death of their father in this TV movie adaptation of the V.C Andrews book that was made into a theatrical film in 1987. Expand
  • Genre(s): Drama, Movie/Mini-Series, Horror
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 22
  2. Negative: 4 out of 22
  1. Reviewed by: Tom Gliatto
    Jan 21, 2014
    75
    Flowers, both the book and the new movie, is completely absurd--if you want to gauge the absurdity, just know that one of the darkest secrets in the narrative involves a doughnut--but somehow also psychologically coherent. It has a grip.
  2. Reviewed by: Genevieve Valentine
    Jan 16, 2014
    67
    Perhaps, because it was unwilling to risk becoming camp, this Flowers can’t achieve the necessary passion, either--Corinne’s viciousness is lost in the shuffle, and volatile Cathy and confused Christopher remain sketches of real characters, whose love never becomes the lifelong connection that takes them by surprise and desperately rushes them toward freedom.
  3. Reviewed by: Mark A. Perigard
    Jan 21, 2014
    67
    If you dwell too much on the plot, you’ll fall into a chasm of disbelief.... Flowers doesn’t look like a Lifetime film, and that’s a compliment. The production moves at a brisk pace, and unlike the children’s predicament, never feels claustrophobic.
  4. Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    Jan 16, 2014
    50
    Flowers in the Attic plays it safe and a bit boring. This is material that screams for a campy touch, but director Deborah Chow and teleplay writer Kayla Alpert tell the tale with mostly straight faces.
  5. Reviewed by: David Hinckley
    Jan 21, 2014
    40
    V.C. Andrews’ popular and creepy 1979 novel “Flowers in the Attic” gets no favors from the scriptwriters in this latest adaptation. The reason to watch, even when you’re saying “Yeah, right” to what’s happening on the screen, is actors Ellen Burstyn, Mason Dye and Kiernan Shipka.
  6. Reviewed by: Willa Paskin
    Jan 17, 2014
    40
    Teen sexuality is tricky subject material. Teen sexuality manifested in incest is trickier still. And the new Lifetime movie is not up to the job.
  7. Reviewed by: Hank Stuever
    Jan 17, 2014
    20
    Even allowing for the lowbrow standards that can paradoxically turn a Lifetime movie into a delectable piece of trash, this Flowers in the Attic is a remarkably weak effort.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. Jan 28, 2014
    10
    I have never seen the original 1987 movie "Flowers in the Attic", so I am not reviewing this title as a remake, but honestly, I just fell inI have never seen the original 1987 movie "Flowers in the Attic", so I am not reviewing this title as a remake, but honestly, I just fell in love with this movie, it is most wonderfully tragic & horrifying. Well acted, well written, & all in all one of the best movies 2014, & I have to say that "Flowers in the Attic" (2014 Version) has became one of my favorite movies of all time. Expand
  2. Jan 21, 2014
    0
    Definitely the worst show I've ever seen in my life. It's like what a bunch of diabetic grandmothers want to watch together on their deathbedsDefinitely the worst show I've ever seen in my life. It's like what a bunch of diabetic grandmothers want to watch together on their deathbeds while drinking grapefruit juice. Awful. Expand