At Middleton Reviews

August 28, 2019
At Middleton is a bittersweet romantic comedy set in an exotic locale-a small liberal arts college campus.
January 31, 2014
Gives a hell of a first impression, but the deeper we delve into the screenplay, the more obvious it becomes that there's not much going on under the surface.
January 31, 2014
At Middleton is a modest movie with modest aims, but at times it feels like a small miracle.
January 31, 2014
Some truths about George and Edith's underlying emotional state come out in an unconventional and interesting way, but it's not enough to make us care about the attraction that is drawing them closer.
January 31, 2014
Garcia and Farmiga, as good as they can be in the right roles, aren't doing themselves or their careers any favors with this sort of C-level effort.
January 31, 2014
Both Garcia and Farmiga dive head-on into raging rapids of doubt, pain and recrimination.
January 30, 2014
None of this is particularly innovative, although Garcia and the elder Farmiga develop a nice spark and a gentle humor in their characters' stolen day together.
January 30, 2014
A bittersweet portrait of two people, who, in the process of helping their children choose a college, confront the emptiness of their respective marriages.
January 30, 2014
The actors push too hard to flesh out this whimsical, clichéd blend of campus comedy and midlife rom-com.
January 30, 2014
Pity. A different film might have made better use of Farmiga's breezy warmth and Garcia's velvety charm.
January 30, 2014
Garcia and Farmiga have such an easy, natural chemistry that their on-screen sparkle helps mitigate the film's weaknesses. At others times, it serves to underscore what might have been. It's a feckless conundrum.
January 30, 2014
As pleasing as it is to watch these actors at work, they aren't able to elevate the lightweight script behind this classic stolen-moments romance that seems more suited to TV than the big screen.
Top Critic
January 30, 2014
Though it's fun to watch Garcia let out his inner goofball, the jewels in the crown of At Middleton are the dynamic sisters Farmiga.
January 30, 2014
It's a lovely film that grows along with the characters. At first, it seems like a pleasing but inconsequential comedy. But it deepens as their connection deepens and opens up into a place of poignancy and insight.
January 30, 2014
An almost completely inauthentic little romance that is so genuinely pleasant you'll enjoy it anyway.
January 30, 2014
"At Middleton" is formulaic and contrived. It's also worth seeing because it breathes a little, and because Vera Farmiga and Andy Garcia know what they're doing as they guide this appealingly simple brief encounter of a romance.
January 30, 2014
Often plays like a forgotten trifle from the Golden Age of Hollywood studio filmmaking, distinguished more by its competence and affable performances than by any formal or thematic potency.
Top Critic
January 30, 2014
The movie loses some of its focus and turns both silly and implausible. Still, the stars' chemistry works, and so does At Middleton.
January 29, 2014
Modern-day Brief Encounter benefits from sparkling dialogue and splendid acting.
January 28, 2014
What starts out mildly charming is mostly tiresome by the time they start doing bong rips in a random student's dorm room.