• R, 1 hr. 20 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Nancy Savoca
    In Theaters:
    Jul 13, 2012 Limited
    On DVD:
    Mar 25, 2013
  • Dada Films

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Union Square Reviews

Kerry Lengel
Arizona Republic
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It is intended for an audience that is willing to take a journey without knowing the destination.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 4/5

August 16, 2012
John Anderson
Newsday
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The kind of character-driven movie about whacked-out characters we need more of (the characters and the movies).

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

July 19, 2012
Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
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Mira Sorvino is very good -- too good -- at playing a very annoying person in Nancy Savoca's Union Square.

Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor | Original Score: C-

July 18, 2012
Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
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Propelled by a rangy, superbly colorful performance by Mira Sorvino, the film grabs hold of the viewer from the jump and snowballs toward a deftly moving and concise third act.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

July 13, 2012
James Adams
Globe and Mail
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It doesn't pretend to be anything more than it is - a slice-o'-life domestic drama/dark comedy of manners savvy about its limits and sufficiently disciplined to keep its convolutions to a credible, impactful minimum.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 13, 2012
Sara Stewart
New York Post
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Sorvino brings a spark, but neither she nor Patti LuPone, in an amusing cameo, can overcome the clockwork-like plod to the end.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 2/4

July 13, 2012
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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An interesting study of families, of class-consciousness, of little passive-aggressive tricks.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 13, 2012
A.O. Scott
New York Times
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"Union Square" has the busy, hemmed-in talkiness of a theater piece, with too much forced to happen in too short a time. But it also has a lively, nervous energy and an expansive sympathy for the mismatched women at its heart.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3/5

July 12, 2012
Scott Tobias
NPR
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Savoca's ear for dialogue and a pair of electric lead performances give this souped-up one-act some life.

Full Review Source: NPR

July 12, 2012
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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Despite its problems, there's a touching sweetness at the heart of Nancy Savoca's intimate family drama about estranged sisters trying to reconnect.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 3/5

July 12, 2012
Linda Barnard
Toronto Star
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The look is minimalist but the two lead actresses add pleasing layers to characters of estranged sisters who parted ways for reasons Lucy refers to only cryptically.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 12, 2012
Rex Reed
New York Observer
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The actors are so good ... that they make you want to see what they could do in a better movie than this tedious acting-class experiment.

Full Review Source: New York Observer | Original Score: 2/4

July 12, 2012
Noel Murray
AV Club
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There isn't much to Union Square, but the movie does understand how people want to love their families on their own terms, forgetting that their families may be the only ones who really know who they are.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: B-

July 12, 2012
Eric Hynes
Time Out New York
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What initially plays like a broadly drawn, Odd Couple-style farce flips, literally overnight, into a sober family drama replete with death, addiction, adultery and suicidal tendencies.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 2/5

July 10, 2012
Karina Longworth
Village Voice
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Often feels like an acting exercise documented on video for teaching purposes-lots of unnecessary histrionics and ostentatious zooms, with both the story and the improv-like dialogue predicated on contrivances and glaring improbabilities.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

July 10, 2012
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