Greenberg Reviews

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John Hanlon
Big Hollywood
November 21, 2012
Stiller succeeds in a dramatic role but the script underwhelms with a meandering story and an unlikable lead character.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.0/5
Jason Zingale
Bullz-Eye.com
August 1, 2010
The characters are so socially destructive that it's difficult to care what happens to any of them.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Alison Gang
San Diego Union-Tribune
August 11, 2010
Good luck with yourself, Greenberg. But I think I want to break up.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Graham Young
Birmingham Post
June 9, 2010
Greenberg may be good with wood, but Stiller is pure Polyfilla as he tries to plug the credibility gaps in a messy script which features one of the most ludicrous sex scenes in history.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Nora Lee Mandel
Film-Forward.com
March 27, 2010
It is always difficult to care for a film with a central character who is whiney, self-centered, and pathetic. This movie and Greenberg the character are no exception.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
March 19, 2010
A lot like spending time with friends of friends that are amusing, maybe even fascinating, but ultimately really annoying
Full Review | Original Score: C
Mike Scott
Times-Picayune
March 26, 2010
As well-acted and sporadically charming as Greenberg is, Baumbach's consumption with misery keeps Stiller's character, and the film named for him, from being likable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
March 28, 2010
The glib stabs at Jean Eustache-like candor from The Squid and the Whale and Margot at the Wedding don't get any less hollow by being transplanted to California
Kimberly Gadette
Indie Movies Online
March 26, 2010
In L.A., if you squint your eyes just right, it's not all that hard to imagine that the house that you're tending may very well be your own. Yet in the harsh delineation of Greenberg, we're squinting for a whole other reason.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/10
Top Critic
Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
April 16, 2010
Noah Baumbach again investigates psychologically screwed-up people, although this time with much less comedic impact.
Keith Cohen
Entertainment Spectrum
April 16, 2010
Detest may not be a strong enough word to express what surely ranks as the worst movie of 2010. If you choose to ignore this warning, you may want to jump off a cliff after seeing this debacle for yourself
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
Robert Levin
Film School Rejects
March 18, 2010
As played by Ben Stiller, the character of Greenberg fails to transcend his abhorrent exterior.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
March 18, 2010
In Greenberg it's sometimes difficult to figure out whether it's Roger or Baumbach who has lost his way.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Katey Rich
CinemaBlend.com
March 17, 2010
While Baumbach may not have written Roger Greenberg as his most unlikable character yet, as played by Ben Stiller that's exactly what he becomes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
March 17, 2010
Baumbach fails to create a compelling case for investing oneself in Greenberg's quest for self-actualization.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Sarah Boslaugh
Playback:stl
April 1, 2010
As a portrait of self-obsession, Greenberg has its moments but the film never gives us sufficient reason to care about Roger...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Victoria Alexander
FilmsInReview.com
March 19, 2010
A bore. No story. About a narcissistic, mean-spirited, depressed 40 year old.
Tricia Olszewski
Washington City Paper
April 9, 2010
You may well identify with Roger's relentless irritation. But you probably won't like it.
Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com
March 24, 2010
Baumbach doesn't have much to offer besides the comfort of malaise, which dilutes the gravity, making the film's uncompromising attitude almost predictable.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Prairie Miller
NewsBlaze
March 19, 2010
Overmedicated, and squeezing lemonade out of far too many lemons. And though there are a few upbeat surprises like a post-operative get well burger, periodic dramatic CPR is highly recommended slouching towards the credits. Pass the Prozac.

Sight and Sound
June 18, 2012
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