• R, 2 hr. 29 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Kenneth Lonergan
    In Theaters:
    Sep 30, 2011 Limited
    On DVD:
    Jul 10, 2012
  • Fox Searchlight
  • Margaret
    2 minutes 19 seconds
    Added: Sep 16, 2011


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Margaret Reviews

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The coming-of-age pic has a sense of deeply felt gravity.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: B

July 9, 2013

This is an America in which nobody listens, the end always justifies the means, and it's always the other guy's fault. Blame is tricky when everyone is failing everyone.

Full Review Source: Response | Original Score: A-

November 14, 2012
Adam Ross
The Aristocrat

... it should be commended for attempting to tackle something as basic - and insurmountable - as a single human emotion.

Full Review Source: The Aristocrat | Original Score: 5/5

September 27, 2012

Epic and personal, challenging and strange.

Full Review Source: Twitch | Original Score: 4.5/5

July 19, 2012
Leonard Maltin
Leonard Maltin's Picks

It has its flaws, but I defy you to find a more intelligent or impassioned American film this year.

Full Review Source: Leonard Maltin's Picks

July 10, 2012
Harvey S. Karten

An epic drama whose significance is symbolized by citations from Shakespeare and the operatic world.

Full Review Source: Compuserve | Original Score: A-

July 9, 2012
Matthew Toomey
ABC Radio Brisbane

Margaret is an absorbing character study headlined by a wonderful performance from Anna Paquin.

Full Review Source: ABC Radio Brisbane | Original Score: A-

July 9, 2012

In a sterling central performance, Anna Paquin (True Blood; The Piano) is outstanding as she courses through a broad palette of hard-edged emotions in this searing post-9/11 drama about honesty and culpability.

Full Review Source: 3AW | Original Score: 4/5

June 26, 2012
Thomas Caldwell
Cinema Autopsy

Its commentary on the nature of performance and its political subtext make for an unconventional end product.

Full Review Source: Cinema Autopsy | Original Score: 4/5

June 14, 2012
Simon Miraudo

If you wanted to see this troubled, acclaimed, mishandled movie, you had to go to New York, Los Angeles, or fly 40,000 feet above the Earth. Talk about a limited release.

Full Review Source: Quickflix | Original Score: 5/5

June 10, 2012
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
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Ambitious, affecting, unwieldy and haunting, it's an eccentric, densely atmospheric, morally hyper-aware masterpiece...

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 4/4

April 27, 2012
Brian Orndorf

What's here is borderline camp at times, intermittently revealing a promise of brilliance perhaps left behind for good in 2005.

Full Review Source: BrianOrndorf.com | Original Score: B-

February 22, 2012
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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It's a passionate, fascinating mess, like its abrasive main character.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 2.5/4

February 17, 2012
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

It's a challenging movie, but it pays off in big ideas and stunning performances.

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press | Original Score: 3.5/4

February 16, 2012
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail

Rather like Clint Eastwood's Hereafter, which also starred Matt Damon, there is certainly a good film in here trying to get out and there's a neatly-emotional ending, but it's not as consistent as [director Kenneth Longergan's] You Can Count on Me.

Full Review Source: Birmingham Mail | Original Score: 3/5

February 11, 2012
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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Messy but masterful; a sprawling portrait of what it means to be a bright young woman who's realizing that the world isn't the warm bath of acceptance that her privileged life would indicate.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

January 26, 2012
Shaun Munro
What Culture

Ambitious, stunningly-acted, smart, and astoundingly not outstaying its welcome despite a beefy run time, Margaret is destined to become a cult classic.

Full Review Source: What Culture | Original Score: 4/5

January 25, 2012
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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Margaret comes apart at the seams as you watch it, but it gives off a lovely light. Seek it out. You can thank me later.

Full Review Source: Rolling Stone | Original Score: 3.5/4

January 13, 2012
Charlie Lyne
Ultra Culture

Complex and elusive, the film weaves so many utterly believable and often devastating narrative strands that you wish Lonergan had got his way and released his initial 4hr cut

Full Review Source: Ultra Culture

December 23, 2011
Anton Bitel
Eye for Film

Margaret is - or at least might have been - very much a film of its time, and that time was the mid-Noughties... now the film might easily be viewed as just another rites-of-passage indie - albeit an unusually multi-faceted one.

Full Review Source: Eye for Film

December 10, 2011
Chris Bumbray
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
October 11, 2011
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