Tiny Furniture Reviews

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Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
May 3, 2015
Dunham offers glancing and at times devastatingly funny hints at the world beyond our protagonist's blinkered narcissism.
Landon Palmer
Film School Rejects
June 2, 2014
As Aura is unable to see past the immediate moment, the plot is structured in a way that provides no foreseeable linear direction to an inevitable destination.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Chris Chang
Film Comment Magazine
November 13, 2013
an interpersonal chamber-piece that succeeds as well as it does thanks to the unabashed intimacy it has with its own diminutive subject matter. Call it a mumblecore mumblepiece.
Charlie Lyne
Ultra Culture
April 29, 2012
Endearingly frank.
Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film
April 3, 2012
It is Dunham's fearlessness in showing Aura warts and all that becomes endearing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
March 31, 2012
Speaks to anyone 'waiting' for their opportunity in life, sardonically pointing out the obstacles in the way in a glib but na´ve manner.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Tara Brady
Irish Times
March 30, 2012
Dunham's satirical intentions can't quite compensate for the pain of spending almost 100 heartless minutes in the company of irredeemably unlikeable characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph
March 30, 2012
It's best enjoyed, like Aura's life, as a work in progress, promisingly tangy and archly amusing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Mark Adams
Daily Mirror [UK]
March 30, 2012
It's clever, funny and never smug as Dunham pokes fun at herself and the pseuds around her.
Allan Hunter
Daily Express
March 30, 2012
Smartly observed and bitterly funny, the deadpan Tiny Furniture feels true to life for an entire generation struggling to find a job and make their mark on the world.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David Parkinson
Radio Times
March 29, 2012
Lena Dunham demonstrates a keen eye for detail, a sharp ear for dialogue and a nice line in deadpan playing in this, her debut feature.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
March 29, 2012
Dunham's critics are circling but this is well-written and funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
March 29, 2012
Dunham's on-screen mixture - essentially all the S's (sadness, structurelessness, serendipity) - is stirred so skilfully it makes recent indie cinema of extemporisation, from mumblecore to Miranda Otto, seem like am-dram.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Emma Dibdin
Little White Lies
March 29, 2012
A painfully authentic anti-coming-of-ager.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
March 28, 2012
A superbly written character study with a terrific, vanity-free performance from Lena Dunham that makes us warm to her character even as we recognise her more obnoxious traits.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matt Stanger
The Skinny
March 27, 2012
Tiny Furniture has been crafted in minute detail by a young filmmaker clearly bursting with ideas, quite the opposite of the film's main protagonist.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Trevor Johnston
Time Out
March 27, 2012
A deft self-portrait of someone who hasn't reached the point where they can take themselves seriously.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David Parkinson
Empire Magazine
March 27, 2012
Much-maligned it may be, but the so-called mumblecore movement continues to turn out gems.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Hannah McGill
The List
March 23, 2012
It's got bags of baggy charm, and some brilliantly observed scenes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jamie Graham
Total Film
March 21, 2012
Playing like a mumblecore The Graduate set in the affected milieu of the Tribeca art crowd, Tiny Furniture announces Dunham as a talent to watch...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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