Rachel Getting Married Reviews

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Jason Best
Movie Talk
September 7, 2013
If your image of Anne Hathaway is still that of a cute ingénue, then you'll be shocked by her blistering performance as a wayward junkie emerging from rehab to attend her sister's wedding in Jonathan Demme's documentary-style family drama
Will Leitch
Deadspin
June 22, 2013
It's a common tale told like we've never heard it before. It's the melodrama Robert Altman never got to make. It's wonderful.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Ben Kenigsberg
Time Out Chicago
April 9, 2012
Like a family reunion with its share of embarrassing moments, it may be worth attending all the same.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Thomas Caldwell
Cinema Autopsy
July 6, 2010
Rachel Getting Married is an extraordinary achievement.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
August 26, 2009
Pulsates with life
May 31, 2009
Kym crashes through her family and the weekend, careening off real and imaginary obstacles with a fierce yet still sympathetic rancor. It's the home movie you hope never to see of your life, impeccably filled with color and on-set live music and life and
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
March 29, 2009
The messiness that goes with genuinely flawed and complex people is what makes the film ring so true and cut so deep.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Kam Williams
NewsBlaze
March 26, 2009
Most noteworthy for Anne Hathaway's absorbing, Oscar-nominated portrayal of a disturbed soul desperate to control the demons derailing her reality.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
March 24, 2009
It's a lovely movie, with abundant charm and no fear of suffering.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
March 19, 2009
...an alternatingly intriguing and maddening cinematic experience...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Brian Holcomb
CinemaBlend.com
March 17, 2009
This isn't the kind of melodrama where a happy facade is slowly torn away-the tensions are there from the start and no one has illusions that things are nice and rosy.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
March 2, 2009
Jonathan Demme has struck a brilliant balance here, delivering a film that looks, sounds and feels painfully honest, while making it entertaining as well as deeply truthful.
Full Review | Original Score: 87/100
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
February 20, 2009
The screenplay is fairly standard and even has a few cracks in it, but this film does have exceptional performances. Those performances lift this film above mediocrity.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Evan Williams
The Australian
February 20, 2009
The pace never slackens, the prattle is relentless. And in the end I was moved.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
February 13, 2009
Consegue estabelecer, através do recorte de apenas um fim-de-semana na vida de seus personagens, um retrato profundamente complexo e tocante das relações entre os integrantes de uma família marcada pela tragédia.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Tom Huddleston
Time Out Sydney
February 13, 2009
Those who surrender to Demme's disarming, almost participatory technique will find themselves overwhelmed, exhilarated and inspired by the eternal possibilities of cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/6
Jason Di Rosso
MovieTime, ABC Radio National
February 13, 2009
A wedding invitation I was very happy to have accepted.
Jenni Dawes
FILMINK (Australia)
February 13, 2009
The film's only drawback is that, like Kym, it doesn't know when to stop. The intimate feel of a home movie is uniformly matched by an over-indulgent running time.
Sandra Hall
Sydney Morning Herald
February 13, 2009
Hathaway's performance has been deservedly nominated for an Oscar. Whether or not she wins, here's hoping the associated kudos saves her from ever having to do another Bride Wars.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Philippa Hawker
The Age (Australia)
February 13, 2009
Demme...allows events to meander at times, but his cast is deft and emotionally direct.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

Sight and Sound
June 18, 2012
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