Garden State Reviews
February 24, 2015
I wish to make such movie some day.
February 2, 2015
Seldom come across this kinda smart flick...
January 30, 2015
Zach Braff's feature is a quirky, meditative piece on life, death and love. Full review later.
July 16, 2012
A wonderfully kooky yet serious movie. Garden State is like a really great song. Each time you watch it you love it even more with amazing lead performances from Zach Braff and Natalie Portman it takes the film to even higher levels of brilliance!
September 21, 2013
Great songs, good actors and a good script are obviously key success to a good film.
December 2, 2014
what a waste of time. Without Natalie Portman it would have been nothing. Now it was just annoying. Zach Braff. who on earth is he??
August 6, 2014
Garden State may come off as fake to most people but to me it's near perfect. Zach Braff gives a great performance for a guy who just wants to feel again, Natalie Portman brings a fresh twist to the manic pixie dream girl, and the script masterfully diverts between comedy and drama. Oh yeah, and the soundtrack is hella rad.
September 11, 2007
It was ok overall, nice story, but, short on laughs
October 21, 2014
This was the worst film ever made in the history of boring ass films. I'd rather watch Alien Uprising about 10 times before watching this shit fest again.
October 18, 2014
Despite its lethargic pacing and Zach Braff resembling a young Ray Romano, this is a smart, touching movie with some great acting.
September 23, 2014
First off I need to say, the music is wonderful. It won a grammy and is clearly deserving of the award. Zach Braff and Natalie Portman have so much chemistry, its amazing. The movie is ridiculously quirky, and so clearly made by Zach Braff. The movie is a messy assortment of scenes and yet, it holds it's own because of that. Zach just focuses on charm. That's all that the movie needs. It's not about telling the greatest story, but rather telling a story, with wonderful moments throughout that have meaning for some reason. And to be honest that's what life is like. For a first-time director Zach Braff proved that he knows how to make a wonderful film. See it!
June 6, 2007
Not very uplifting, but it is almost perfect in the way it shows nostalgia on film. Every shot is a little glimpse of homesickness, some people might not get it but I think I did.
September 8, 2014
This film has a heart, and it has ideas, but nothing feels like it's applied correctly. Portman's performance is great, but not quite enough to save the film.
September 1, 2014
Is this the same old Manic Pixie Dream Girl story? Well, yes, but at least they had the common courtesy to give her a family this time... and it's got good music :)
August 28, 2014
A lot of people would say that this movie is their favorite. For me, this movie is neither perfect nor okay, it was brilliant. It's no wonder why this movie received cult following.
The humor of the movie is funny and charming in its own way without being forced nor trying too hard to be funny. It attributes to Zach Braff's sense of humor in the script.
The direction is so top-notch for a debut directorial film and the cinematography is so beautiful in this movie. It took my breathe away.
The cast performances from Zach Braff and Natelie Portman were charming and the characters they played are so relatable that you want to be friends with them.
I thought the movie had no plot until the end of the movie. The themes in the movie and the message the movie wanted to deliver were very thought-provoking for a comedy-drama movie. I guess this might be the reason why this movie is so loved by many people.
I think the best part of this movie was the soundtrack. The songs played during the movie were excellent and I loved how "Don't Panic" by Coldplay and "The Only Living Boy in New York" by Simon & Garfunkel is played. Zach Braff has good music taste.
While I wouldn't consider this as one of my top favorite movies I have seen, Garden State is an excellent movie from Zach Braff that I want to see it again.
August 23, 2014
Pretentious and dull. Barely made it through, but Portman was fun to watch. The rest of it made me drowsy.
August 17, 2014
A smart and smarmy thing.
February 8, 2010
(First and only viewing - 11/15/2012)
May 30, 2012
Cute, passionate, and a whole lot of quirky greeted me as I finally made it around to this film only a decade after its release. These things happen to me. Was worth the watch.
August 2, 2014
The first ten to fifteen minutes may make you wish to shut the thing off. They are necessary, though, to establish how "lost" Zach Braff's character is. Hang in there. Natalie Portman will show up soon and the movie and, soon, Andrew will come alive.