Steel MagnoliasA young beautician, newly arrived in a small Louisiana town, finds work at the local salon, where a small group of women share a close bond of friendship and welcome her into the fold. Time passes, and the women and their friends encounter tragedy and good fortune, growing stronger and closer in the process.
Actors of "Steel Magnolias"
Characters of "Steel Magnolias"
Directors of "Steel Magnolias"Herbert RossBirthdate: 13 May 1927, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Creators of "Steel Magnolias"Robert HarlingBirthdate: 1951
Critic Reviews of "Steel Magnolias"VarietyMarch 26, 2009
Field does some spectacular underplaying through the bulk of the action, revealing layer after layer of the feelings of this kindly tempered, deeply worried mother.Time OutJune 24, 2006
It makes a shameless bid for your heart, aiming to have you smiling one moment, sniffling the next.New York TimesMay 20, 2003
''Steel Magnolias'' is pop entertainment of an especially condescending, superficial sort.Washington PostJanuary 01, 2000
Watching Herbert Ross's "Steel Magnolias," you feel as if you have been airlifted onto some horrible planet of female impersonators.Chicago Sun-TimesJanuary 01, 2000
"Steel Magnolias" is essentially a series of comic one-liners leading up to a teary tragedy, but let it be said that the one-liners are mostly funny and the tragedy deserves most, but not all, of the tears.TV GuideApril 26, 2016
Ross gets generally strong performances from his ensemble, and an especially good one from Field in a role that really doesn't suit her.Empire MagazineApril 26, 2016
A good film for the soft-hearted more than the paean to womanly strength that was its motive.Radio TimesApril 26, 2016
This is a little too dependent on sassy one-liners and is awash with sentiment by the end, but is still wonderful entertainment.Cinemaphile.orgDecember 04, 2013
Steel Magnolias is so immersed by the conviction of its story that in a way it becomes an extension of our own human experience.Film Freak CentralOctober 25, 2012
chooses to leave the rearing of her moppet to Dylan McDermott...or Dermot Mulroney. Doesn't matter.Common Sense MediaJanuary 01, 2011
Three-hanky special, but with lots of laughs, too.Nick's Flick PicksNovember 02, 2004
For all its violations of good taste and critical criteria, I laugh and cry every time, and I'll never let it go. So sue me.
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