Based on 336 votes and 108 reviews
Nope. Too long, jumped back and forth so I never knew where the characters were in time, Saoirse was good as Jo but Emma Watson would have been way better in the role, Laurie miscast.... I watched about 2/3 of it, got sleepy, turned it off, forgot about it, then remembered a week later and watched another 10 minutes then gave up on it. I have seen the earlier versions of Little Women, even the old black and white one and they were all way better.
I was very disappointed. i couldn’t wait for it to end
Aaaarrgghhh. Long.................................& boring.
Excellent movie. Wish they made more like this.
A ZERO star movie. I've watched the original movie (multiply times) and enjoyed it. I was hoping this would be just as good or better! However, it was not. I was completely confused when they switched from the present to the past. Added feminist theme to it, and some of the actors look too old for the age they are supposed to be. IF you still want to watch this, I'd advise you to watch the original movie first.
GREAT FILM. FAMILY MOVIE, FUNNY, ROMANCE, TRIALS AND OF COURSE A HAPPY ENDING. ACTING WAS SENSATIONAL. I SAW THIS MOVIE THREE TIMES.
I loved this movie. You can take the whole family and not worry. Very entertaining.
Loved the characters. It was well cast and well done. A movie that didn't make me feel uncomfortable with sex or swearing unnecessarily.
Ridiculously done. A snore.we walked out after an hour.
The director/screenwriter relentlessly pushed a feminist agenda that was not at all necessary and totally ruined the ending, diverging greatly from the book. The book in itself was empowering to women to begin with and the director felt it necessary to bash us on the head with political diatribe. I go to the movies to be entertained - not lectured to., It was a visually gorgeous movie but I left the theatre with a bad taste in my mouth.
This movie was superb. The acting, sets and costumes were exceptional!
Thought it was very well done!
I have read this book at least 4 times and have seen at least 2 previous movies of the story. I enjoyed this one tremendously. The people who seem to struggle with the format must not have read the book. Perhaps that is is good way to enjoy the movie. READ more and complain less. However, after watching the movie, a viewer can truly enjoy reading the book more since it provided insight that takes a little thinking about the dynamics between the characters. I consider it a fabulous movie! In addition, I am taking my 32 year old daughter to see it with me tomorrow. She is very excited about watching it from this new perspective. i am looking forward to seeing it again and catching more details. Lots of fun!
I loved the movie. It was a wonderful story. The actors were great. I would see it again!
Total bore. Stupidly done. We left after 1 hour.
If I had not seen the other 2 versions of this I would have been utterly lost. I finally figured out half way through it that they were going back and forth. Not as good as the original but the acting was okay.
Such a pleasure to see a movie with such superb acting and writing. They need to make more movies like this instead of that disgusting Tiffany Haddish movie. This definitely deserved the Oscar nominations it got.
This movie is so boring and uneventful! Anyone giving this a four or five star rating is insane....mind numbing...plotless...and without a doubt the worst of the Little Women films...very disappointing...you are going to regret it if you go...
Loved the historical quality of the film and tender relationships.
To say this movie was anything but a complete and utter waste of time would be giving it far too much credit. Like the previous poster I went because it was leading the box office so must be good right? WRONG!! it was absolutely b-o-r-i-n-g Shame on the academy for nominating this for best picture it was so stupid!
I went to this movie because it had five stars and was leading the box office gross receipts. I'm so sorry I went it was absolutely awful what a waste of time and money never ever again!
Took my daughter and her 3 friends - 14 yrs. We all found it boring, hard to follow, stupid. As a mother, elementary school teacher, and movie buff I didn't think it was very good at all. Funny how almost everything with Meryl Streep in it today is awful; she, who referred to Harvey Weinstein as "God". Two hours of our lives we will never get back.
I don't get why the ratings I saw before I went to this movie were 4 stars. This movie was all over the place. Too hard to follow, way to many flashbacks to figure out what was going on. Waste of time and money
The movie grew boring. The flashbacks were frustrating.characters were not developed enough for the audience to care what happened with them. I saw it with 15 year old. female She had same remarks.
I guess because I knew the story, there was no surprises. The original and second remake was better. All in all I found it kind of boring but can well understand how someone totally new to it would appreciate it much more. I didn't like the portrayal of Laurie at all. There wasn't any development of the relationship between Meg and her writing mentor. All of a sudden she's madly in love and you got the impression that she had only met him once. Not my favorite. I only saw it because there was nothing else I hadn't seen.
Wonderful period costumes & scenery. Switching time periods confusing & frustrating. Drawn out longer movie. Given piano to Beth was not the same piano she was playing at the mansion.
In my “best movie I’ve ever seen “ list! Beautifully acted, filmed, directed! I only wish I could have seen it with my daughters!
The director made every scene extraordinary..It felt like a new take on an old classic.The acting, the way it unfolded start to finish, I am amazed that more people are not calling this a masterpiece.
Well acted, enjoyable touching story for the era with some deviation from the book as this version did a more current rendition than the previous 2 versions.
Exceptional character acting
I would have rated it higher but too many flashbacks. Fortunately I had read the book long ago and seen all the other film version. Also liked the one with Winona Ryder as Jo and Katherine Hepburn long time ago. I liked this one enough that I will see again.
Good but not great. preferred the old version....actresses too old for the parts. Disappointed in Meryl Streep's part. Otherwise the scenery and costumes was good for that period of time.
Excellent. Probably the best movie playing right now.
Acting, directing, writing.
Such a bore, but probably an effective cure for insomnia.
Very beautiful movie. Story, scenery, cinematography. I love it.
Excellent adaptation, directing, acting, and costumes.
Enjoyed this movie.
Loved it! Well done adaptation of the classic novel. Watched with two adults and two girls 11 and 13 years old and we all loved it start to finish.
Beautifully made loved it.
Really great movie - acting, scenery, storyline, everything. Went with some people who had read the book and some who hadn’t - we all loved the movie
Wonderful! This is one of movies that should be seen on the big screen...beautifully done.
The longest, most boring movie,,,had 3 great naps. Scenery nice. Could have told the story in 1 . 5 hours
BEAUTIFULLY DONE,,, EXCELLENT ACTING ,,,A 5 STAR MOVIE..
Hated it. Sooo boring. Awful. I felt trapped, drawn and quartered.
A boring work. Needless and forgettable, but obviously appeals to the narcissistic types who will disparage those who disagree with them. Skip this one.
Loved it! Beauty, tears, laughter! Real LIFE! I am so tired of movies trying to out do each other on special effects! For all the haters - you are too shallow to get it. It’s a real struggle - that’s the key to watching this. 1868 when it was written you have to put yourself in that mind frame as a woman when u watch it. Loved loved loved it!! Thank you for stimulating the mind. Heart and soul and not like all the other movies that just want a rapid heart rate on fear and effects.
Very well done - excellent cinematography, especially the facial close ups. Nice suspenseful build-ups, great settings.
this was a great great movie and very well done!
started slowly and i kept getting lost as to when it was taking place but I figured they went back and forth...delightful movie...loved it..read the book years ago,.forgot so much..