“ Engaging Semi-Biopic of a Great Writer .
“ In my childhood, Florida was a slow paced, slice of something that had ceased to exist else-country.
“ Do we want to change these people, and the way they were, just to try and make the characters more compelling than they actually were?
“ Sorry - but I have to strongly disagree with anyone who thinks this movie's boring.
“ Cross Creek was a laid back but enjoyable movie .
“" Maybe that at least in part accounts for how and why some might consider a just plain down-to-earth GOOD drama as being "boring.
“ Enjoyable whether you appreciate Rawlings or not .
“ Nicely photographed with a lovely musical score, 'Cross Creek'is a slow, easy going movie and the viewer will enjoy the people in Ms. Rawlings life, particularly the always steady Rip Torn and the late Dana Hill.
“ Only Geechee, the maid played with wonderful exuberance by Alfre Woodard, is rather cliché ridden.
“ An enjoyable experience.
“ Several fascinating performances create well-honed characterizations of complex, sometimes-likable characters.
“ I had intended to doze through something else.
“ Slow pace I can deal with, not to mention the heavy, heady atmosphere of the Florida swamps, beautifully evoked in this film.
“ Shot on location in gorgeous Alachua & Marion Counties, the film's worth watching just for the remote Floridian lushness.
“Summing up: A story of limited appeal, a bit slow moving with some interesting vignettes.
“ I was the only other person there, and it is a measure of the movie's appeal that they habitually expected the place to be empty and asked me if I minded their presence.
“ As someone asked, would we want to change these people, to make the movie more exciting?
“ In particular, the leading actress had an irritating habit of staring at every hick with a kind of intense beatific compassion, as if she herself were the patron-saint of thickies.