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The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond Review

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1.5

Dave White Profile

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2.0

Jen Yamato Profile

Stilted Jazz Age dramarama from the late Tennessee Williams. Read full review

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  • 3.0
    51

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Mixed or average reviews
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    critic review scores.

  • 50

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    Howard looks peachy, and actor-turned-director Jodie Markell sweats the details -- moonlight, honeyed accents -- but the brittle script resists restoration.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Kirk Honeycutt

    The story is a sketchy, dramatically muddled rumination on familiar Williams themes about the Old South and its brave, beautiful, rebellion women always on the brink of love, suicide or madness.

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  • 63

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Michael Phillips

    The script is half-a-fortune at best, and visually the picture is staid. But you stick with it, because it's Williams and because certainly no one since Williams has written this sort of embroidered dialogue.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    Los Angeles Times Betsy Sharkey

    Despite Teardrop Diamond's rough edges, the filmmaker, who has spent much of her career acting on stage and screen, succeeds in transporting us back to that other time; capturing the lyricism of the dialogue and the fetid South that Williams so brilliantly envisioned where nearly everything goes to rot.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    The film has its rewards and one performance of great passion. That would be by Ellen Burstyn, as Miss Addie, who plays it all in her sick bed in a Tennessee country mansion with a debutante party going on downstairs.

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