Lola Versus Reviews

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Chase Whale
Film.com
November 8, 2013
LOLA VERSUS puts the fun in dysfunctional love and is what happens when you shake life up a little bit and let it fall out of your hands.
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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
June 21, 2012
It's such a mopey, navel-gazing affair that even Gerwig has a hard time saving it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
June 21, 2012
An extremely smart, exquisitely funny film about finding yourself amid the clang and clutter of contemporary life.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Jennie Punter
Globe and Mail
June 15, 2012
Lola Versus is all Greta all the time, a bonanza for fans and proof that Gerwig's easy offbeat charm, obvious smarts and physical comedy gifts can carry a film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Rafer Guzman
Newsday
June 15, 2012
There's a Fitzgeraldian sense of generational malaise in all of this, but "Lola Versus" is convinced that it's hilarious.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Tom Long
Detroit News
June 15, 2012
It's a wonder Gerwig manages to keep the character endearing instead of grating, but she does.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
June 15, 2012
Gerwig remains one of the most captivating new stars to hit the big screen, but she's still looking for a movie that deserves her.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
June 14, 2012
Screenwriters Daryl Wein (who also directed) and Zoe Lister Jones give Gerwig very little to do other than to be Gerwig.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Bruce Demara
Toronto Star
June 14, 2012
It's funny, sweet, wise and even a little life-affirming.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper.com
June 14, 2012
Too self-conscious, too slight, too few insights.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
June 14, 2012
The self-pitying Lola, alas, is only sporadically interesting...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
June 14, 2012
An unfinished portrait of an unfinished womanchild with fidgety poise nicely embodied by Gerwig.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
June 14, 2012
A well-intentioned indie that tries to be a "real" version of a Hollywood romantic comedy and ends up feeling more ersatz than ever.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
June 14, 2012
"Lola Versus" takes the Lego-piece building blocks of a New York City relationship comedy and turns it into something more asymmetrical and ironic and interesting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
June 14, 2012
Unfortunately, Lola lives in a sitcom that deprives her of any intrinsic interest.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
June 8, 2012
It's a sweet little diddle of a movie that doesn't make the mistake of tying everything up in a big bright bow.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
June 8, 2012
This is not someone I want to spend almost an hour-and-a-half with in a theater.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Sara Stewart
New York Post
June 8, 2012
[It] transcends being just another chick flick and becomes an exploration of a subject that should ring true for just about every female viewer: the relentless narcissism of the friend who makes everything about her.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
June 7, 2012
In spite of its scruffy look and slack pacing, it often rings as false as any of the big, shiny and soft studio rom-coms (starring Kate Hudson or Katherine Heigl, say) of the last decade.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
June 7, 2012
Gerwig is ... distinctive and interesting an actress to watch, especially when the story includes a lot of raw truth-telling.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Mary F. Pols
TIME Magazine
June 7, 2012
A movie that aspires to be deep but never gets out of the shallows even with a wonderful actress in the lead...
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
June 7, 2012
Don't be fooled by the indie trappings: despite its downtown vibe, "Lola Versus" is as clichéd as any Hollywood rom-com.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Scott Tobias
AV Club
June 7, 2012
A Greta Gerwig vehicle that feels like a pilot awaiting pick-up from a network that doesn't exist.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
June 6, 2012
This is the kind of cutely alienated indie relationship comedy that Lena Dunham's HBO series Girls has made irrelevant.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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David Germain
Associated Press
June 6, 2012
"Lola Versus" deals with relationships in standard-issue Sundance style, ostensibly smarter and more genuine than what flows from the Hollywood rom-com pipeline yet really just as shallow at heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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James Rocchi
MSN Movies
June 6, 2012
...even when the film dips and slips into cliché territory you're glad to have Gerwig as your guide on the all-too familiar journey.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
June 6, 2012
There's a lot about Lola Versus that feels familiar, but the propulsion that escalates the film out of the low orbit of angst-riddled 20-something indie "comedies" is Greta Gerwig.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Keith Uhlich
Time Out
June 5, 2012
Gerwig is plenty charming, considering the rote stuff she has to work with.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Karina Longworth
Village Voice
June 5, 2012
Narratively, it's not a huge shock where the film ultimately goes, but there are a number of fun surprises along the way.
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John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter
April 26, 2012
Its solitude-is-okay message is hardly novel, but Wein's comfortable way of reaching that point will resonate with viewers still trying to achieve that particular brand of enlightenment.
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Peter Debruge
Variety
April 25, 2012
It's one girl against the world in Lola Versus, a snappy yet sincere romantic comedy that begins where others end, with the proposal and wedding plans pointing toward happily ever after.