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Metropolitan Reviews

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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
August 13, 2015
Stillman hasn't made as hermetically appealing a movie since, but for those lamenting the absence of the written word in modern comedy - rather than the improvisationally blurted-out kind - "Metropolitan" makes for delightful memory-lane viewing.
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Mike D'Angelo
AV Club
August 6, 2015
Metropolitan has always felt like a movie that exists in a strange, insular little bubble of its own, utterly divorced from the personal experience of virtually anyone who watches it.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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Sam Weisberg
Village Voice
August 4, 2015
It might make you long for a return to movies in which teens have a greater vocabulary than their parents.
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Richard Brody
New Yorker
August 3, 2015
Stillman films these rounds of romance and jealousy, old mind-sets and new friendships, as scintillating dialectical jousts in which verbal blows take the place of action and leave lasting emotional wounds.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
July 18, 2008
Whit Stillman's crafty independent feature about wealthy Park Avenue teenagers and a middle-class boy who joins their ranks over one Christmas vacation is certainly well imagined, and impressively acted by a cast of newcomers.
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Variety Staff
Variety
July 18, 2008
Filmmaker Whit Stillman makes a strikingly original debut with Metropolitan, a glib, ironic portrait of the vulnerable young heirs to Manhattan's disappearing debutante scene.
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Jessica Winter
Time Out
June 24, 2006
None of Stillman's endearing characters quite fits their prescribed social context, and in its exhilarated final movement, Metropolitan finds an exit out of the stifling UHB salon.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
True appreciation for this movie may be restricted to those with firsthand experience in this kind of world, or a certain upper-haute stamina.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Not very much happens in Metropolitan, and yet everything that happens is felt deeply, because the characters in this movie are still too young to have perfected their defenses against life.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Like chamber music, Metropolitan is sprightly, intimate and all too self-aware.
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Entertainment Weekly
August 3, 1990
Full Review | Original Score: C+