• R, 1 hr. 40 min.
  • Drama, Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Noah Baumbach
    In Theaters:
    Mar 26, 2010 Wide
    On DVD:
    Jul 13, 2010
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Greenberg Reviews

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John Hanlon
Big Hollywood

Stiller succeeds in a dramatic role but the script underwhelms with a meandering story and an unlikable lead character.

Full Review Source: Big Hollywood | Original Score: 2.0/5

November 21, 2012
Jason Zingale

The characters are so socially destructive that it's difficult to care what happens to any of them.

Full Review Source: Bullz-Eye.com | Original Score: 2.5/5

August 1, 2010
Alison Gang
San Diego Union-Tribune

Good luck with yourself, Greenberg. But I think I want to break up.

Full Review Source: San Diego Union-Tribune | Original Score: 1.5/4

August 11, 2010
Graham Young
Birmingham Post

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 Source: Birmingham Post | Original Score: 2/5

June 9, 2010
Nora Lee Mandel

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 Source: Film-Forward.com | Original Score: 3/10

March 27, 2010

A lot like spending time with friends of friends that are amusing, maybe even fascinating, but ultimately really annoying

Full Review Source: UGO | Original Score: C

March 19, 2010
Mike Scott

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 Source: Times-Picayune | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 26, 2010
Fernando F. Croce

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

Full Review Source: CinePassion

March 28, 2010
Kimberly Gadette
Indie Movies Online

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 Source: Indie Movies Online | Original Score: 4.5/10

March 26, 2010
Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
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Noah Baumbach again investigates psychologically screwed-up people, although this time with much less comedic impact.

April 16, 2010
Keith Cohen
Entertainment Spectrum

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 Source: Entertainment Spectrum | Original Score: .5/4

April 16, 2010
Robert Levin
Film School Rejects

As played by Ben Stiller, the character of Greenberg fails to transcend his abhorrent exterior.

Full Review Source: Film School Rejects | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 18, 2010
Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
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In Greenberg it's sometimes difficult to figure out whether it's Roger or Baumbach who has lost his way.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2.5/5

March 18, 2010
Katey Rich

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 Source: CinemaBlend.com | Original Score: 2.5/5

March 17, 2010
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine

Baumbach fails to create a compelling case for investing oneself in Greenberg's quest for self-actualization.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 2/4

March 17, 2010
Sarah Boslaugh

As a portrait of self-obsession, Greenberg has its moments but the film never gives us sufficient reason to care about Roger...

Full Review Source: Playback:stl | Original Score: 4/10

April 1, 2010
Victoria Alexander

A bore. No story. About a narcissistic, mean-spirited, depressed 40 year old.

Full Review Source: FilmsInReview.com

March 19, 2010
Tricia Olszewski
Washington City Paper

You may well identify with Roger's relentless irritation. But you probably won't like it.

Full Review Source: Washington City Paper

April 9, 2010
Brian Orndorf

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 Source: BrianOrndorf.com | Original Score: C+

March 24, 2010
Prairie Miller

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.

Full Review Source: NewsBlaze

March 19, 2010

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