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Damsels in Distress Reviews

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
April 26, 2012
There's a self-consciousness to "Damsels" that takes away much of the fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Shawn Levy
Oregonian
April 26, 2012
Stillman and his actors do things that you just don't see and that you wish the movies had more of.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
April 26, 2012
A rare pleasure to watch, and a pleasure to have Stillman back.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph
April 26, 2012
Unleashing his inner love of romcoms, Stillman doesn't so much flirt with feyness here as embrace it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Antonia Quirke
Financial Times
April 26, 2012
Welcome back, Stillman.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Jenkins
Little White Lies
April 26, 2012
An acquired taste, but a taste you should really try to acquire.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Elliott Noble
Sky Movies
April 25, 2012
Stillman is still a breath of comically refined air in a world all too eager to hear Adam Sandler's next belch.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express
April 25, 2012
The off-beat sensibility may appeal to some but I found it torture.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Cath Clarke
Time Out
April 24, 2012
While the comedy might be patchy, Gerwig and Stillman make for quite the two-step.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Siobhan Synnot
Scotsman
April 23, 2012
Compared with Metropolitan, it's pretty shapeless stuff, but there's clearly a witty mind at work, although what's on screen suggests an open martini bottle too.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
April 20, 2012
It's a slight piece of work, but agreeably peculiar and endearing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies
April 20, 2012
Those hungering for Stillman's work will welcome Damsels In Distress, the director's first movie in 14 years.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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John Anderson
Newsday
April 20, 2012
The acting and the music are delightful, the jokes arrive on schedule, and everything sort of glows.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
April 20, 2012
It's lighter on its feet than [Stillman's] previous films, still witty and bracing, and perhaps even brighter and more colorful than ever before. It's a treat.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Norman Wilner
NOW Toronto
April 20, 2012
It's a little more complex than it sounds, and much funnier, thanks to Stillman's ear for pompous dialogue and fondness for inspired running gags.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
April 20, 2012
...progresses from tedious to interminable as it passes the one-hour mark...
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
April 19, 2012
Arch and precious but also pleasantly quirky and oddly charming.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
April 19, 2012
Whit Stillman? I'm there.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
April 19, 2012
This a fun group of actors to watch, although it often seems that Stillman is unsure of what to do with them.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Chris Barsanti
Filmcritic.com
April 19, 2012
Dadaism for the preppie set.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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