Fast & Furious 6
The Hangover Part III
Eric D. Snider
The film is like sitting in a downtown café, overhearing a bunch of typical late-twenty-somethings natter on about nothing, and desperately wishing you could change tables.
With its parade of almost perpetually wasted characters ... Margarita feels like a hazy high that takes too long to shake.
| Original Score: 3/5
It's a pedestrian, flat drama that screams out 'amateur' in almost every frame.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
Highly uneven and inconsistent ... Margarita Happy Hour kinda resembles the el cheapo margaritas served within.
| Original Score: 1/5
A full world has been presented onscreen, not some series of carefully structured plot points building to a pat resolution.
| Original Score: 4/5
A woman's pic directed with resonance by Ilya Chaiken.
| Original Score: B-
Its portrait of a very unsung sector of society is refreshingly honest and entertaining.
| Original Score: 3/4
The strength of Hutchins' performance and the open-endedness of Chaiken's film keep Zelda vivid long after the fade-out.
| Original Score: 3/4
A miniscule little bleep on the film radar, but one that many more people should check out
One of those rare films that seems as though it was written for no one, but somehow manages to convince almost everyone that it was put on the screen, just for them.
A joyful celebration of female friendship and an unusually honest look at newly responsible young women wistfully saying goodbye to the dreams of their youth.
The film's apocalyptic urban setting and unrelentingly icy zeitgeist is message enough without a triumphant parting shot
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Chaiken ably balances real-time rhythms with propulsive incident.
Ms. Hutchins is talented enough and charismatic enough to make us care about Zelda's ultimate fate.
The film's ensemble portrait of women caught between nostalgia for the tough and free-spirited babes they were ... and uncertainty about what their futures hold is almost painfully on target.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
[Chaiken's] talent lies in an evocative, accurate observation of a distinctive milieu and in the lively, convincing dialogue she creates for her characters.
A knowing look at female friendship, spiked with raw urban humor.
Effective in all its aspects, Margarita Happy Hour represents an auspicious feature debut for Chaiken.