It's all in such good taste that it's downright stupefying.
Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader, 2007-11-01
Lillian Hellman's tight autobiographical story about memory and friendship gets the full Zinnemann gloss-wash.
Review, Time Out, 2006-06-24
The movie looks soft, which has nothing to do with the Hellman flintiness, guts, self-mockery, wisdom, above all, impatience with cant.
Vincent Canby, New York Times, 2005-05-09
This movie's problems start with its point of view, and it never quite recovers from them.
Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times, 2004-10-23