Opening

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—— When The Game Stands Tall Aug 22
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Coming Soon

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—— The Calling Aug 29

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The Squid and the Whale Reviews

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Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

Try as he might to cut to the frayed nerves of a scene, Baumbach lets cuteness get in the way

Full Review Source: CinePassion

September 1, 2009
Mark R. Leeper
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Not much subtlety here. While the film is billed as a comedy and a drama, this story of a childish father spoiling the lives of his family is not a laughing matter.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/10

November 11, 2005
Matt Pais
Metromix.com

Doesn't break much new ground in terms of parental misconduct or adolescent sexual confusion.

Full Review Source: Metromix.com | Original Score: 2/4

May 4, 2006
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

The Squid and the Whale has a rock solid script with great dialogue and full-bodied characters. Better still, the film has a cast that is top-notch across the board.

Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews | Original Score: B+

November 4, 2005
Lexi Feinberg
CinemaBlend.com

A mixed bag of mediocrity, amounting to nothing more than a composite of superior elements.

Full Review Source: CinemaBlend.com | Original Score: 2.5/5

September 8, 2005
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly

Hooked me, but at a scant 75 minutes, didn't reel me in.

Full Review Source: Boulder Weekly

November 4, 2005
Josh Larsen
Sun Publications (Chicago, IL)

You get the sense (Baumbach) is trying to work out something personal here ... but it's hard to do that using someone else's language.

Full Review Source: Sun Publications (Chicago, IL) | Original Score: 2/4

October 25, 2005
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide

A fundamentally unrewarding story.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 2/4

October 7, 2005
Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette

t's not what you'd call enterainment, although it has some really good performances and is morally instructive.

| Original Score: 2/5

October 8, 2005
Glenn Whipp
Los Angeles Daily News

As smart and strongly acted as the movie is, you're still left with the feeling that it's ultimately a rather thin slice of personal history that would have been better left as a short story or a lifetime of therapy sessions.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Daily News | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 5, 2006
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly

The performances are uniformly excellent, capturing the raw emotions of people who feel their lives are spiraling out of control.

Full Review Source: Las Vegas Weekly | Original Score: 3.5/5

December 2, 2005
Annlee Ellingson
FilmStew.com

Underrated in films like this, Imaginary Heroes and The Hours, Daniels seamlessly transitions from powerful to pathetic.

Full Review Source: FilmStew.com

October 7, 2005
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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A brutal study in distracted parenting.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 4/5

November 4, 2005
Steven Snyder
Zertinet Movies

Full Review Source: Zertinet Movies | Original Score: 3.5/4

December 14, 2005
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Perceptive and graced with a dozen or so small moments of truth ... a highly personal movie that will so thoroughly connect with some members of its audience that they might well be transformed by it.

Full Review Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | Original Score: B

December 17, 2005
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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The Squid and the Whale is essentially about how we grow up by absorbing what is useful in our parents and forgiving what is not.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

December 6, 2005
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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The foundation of any good family drama is interesting characters, and The Squid and the Whale is replete with them

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 3/4

October 25, 2005
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

The acid exchanges and inconvenient longings of a dissolving marriage, the exquisite agony of those first flutterings of love and those first earthquakes of lust.

| Original Score: B+

October 13, 2005
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs

Full Review Source: Three Movie Buffs | Original Score: 3/4

March 4, 2006
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star

Baumbach still feels such word-inflicted wounds and draws on them to create some wrenching drama, speckled with touches of caustic comedy.

Full Review Source: Arizona Daily Star | Original Score: 3/4

December 1, 2005
February 27, 2009
Ben Walters
Time Out New York
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August 16, 2007
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
April 8, 2006
Stuart Klawans
The Nation
November 11, 2006
David Ansen
Newsweek
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AV Club
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October 8, 2005

Deseret News, Salt Lake City
December 6, 2005

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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Baltimore Sun
December 6, 2005

Boston Phoenix
December 17, 2005

Time Out
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February 9, 2006

Sydney Morning Herald
April 7, 2006

BBC.com
April 11, 2006

Sight and Sound
September 28, 2006

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