Dolores Claiborne R

Sometimes, an accident can be an unhappy woman's best friend.
Dolores Claiborne
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 11 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: January 26, 1998
  • Originally Released: 1995
  • Label: Warner Home Video
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 2.35
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.35
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Audio Commentary: Taylor Hackford - Director
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Entertainment Reviews:

Certified Fresh84%

Total Count: 43


User Ratings: 30,224
Rating: 3.5/4 -- It's rare to see a pop best seller come out this well in the movies. Full Review
Chicago Tribune
Oct 4, 2019
Rating: 3/4 -- I was surprised how affecting the movie was, mostly because Bates and Leigh formed such a well-matched and convincing pair. Does this movie creep up on you? Oh, my gravy. Full Review
Chicago Sun-Times
Jan 1, 2000
It is well-acted and nicely textured, but scenes of euthanasia and child molestation, a flurry of violence and confusing flashbacks, and Leigh's hard, angry face ensure that it's no barrel of laughs. Full Review
Independent on Sunday
Dec 6, 2017
Deftly cutting between the past and the present, director Taylor Hackford manages to establish a compelling mood and pace even though the pic lacks a thriller's true "Aha!" moment. Full Review
Jun 16, 2008
...Dark and grim, with a terrific central performance....It's a showy role, and Bates plays it to the hilt...
Mar 20, 1995
We should be examining this one again for daringly showcasing how men get away with their impulsivity and evil deeds. Great works of art like this are telling truths we want to bury and forget, but our subconscious won't let us. Full Review
Voices & Visions
Oct 30, 2018
An engrossing, unsettling and, at times, powerful psychological thriller. Full Review
Washington Post
Jan 1, 2000

Product Description:

Eighteen years ago, the abusive husband of Dolores Claiborne (Kathy Bates) died under mysterious circumstances. His death was ruled an accident despite the suspicions of police detective John Mackey. Now the elderly woman she has nursed for many years has also died--with Dolores found standing over her body with a rolling pin in her upraised hands--and this time she is accused of murder. Her estranged daughter (Jennifer Jason Leigh), who blames Dolores for her father's death, returns to confront her with her resentment. Are things as cut-and-dried as they seem, or is there more to the story' After years of living a lie, Dolores Claiborne has to finally face the truth with her daughter--or risk losing her for good. Weaving skillfully between past and present, director Taylor Hackford delivers a deceptively adept melodrama, based on a novel by Stephen King and illuminated by Kathy Bates's bravura performance.

Plot Synopsis:

Eighteen years after being accused of murdering her husband, a small-town Maine woman again finds herself in the midst of a murder investigation. The only one who can save her from the overzealous investigator who failed to convict her before is her estranged daughter. Based on a novel by Stephen King, the film features a star-making performance by Kathy Bates as the title character, a placid woman who can take only so much before she strikes back. Christopher Plummer is the detective determined to convict this time.


Production Notes:

  • Shot on location in Nova Scotia.
  • The film's credits list Alex Hackford as the "Gull Wrangler."

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