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Damsels in Distress Reviews

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Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail (UK)
April 26, 2012
Director Whit Stillman shows with this film why he has found it so hard to find funding for the past 13 years.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
April 26, 2012
There's a self-consciousness to "Damsels" that takes away much of the fun.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
Shawn Levy
Oregonian
April 26, 2012
Stillman and his actors do things that you just don't see and that you wish the movies had more of.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
April 26, 2012
A rare pleasure to watch, and a pleasure to have Stillman back.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)
April 26, 2012
Unleashing his inner love of romcoms, Stillman doesn't so much flirt with feyness here as embrace it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Antonia Quirke
Financial Times
April 26, 2012
Welcome back, Stillman.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Jenkins
Little White Lies
April 26, 2012
An acquired taste, but a taste you should really try to acquire.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Elliott Noble
Sky Movies
April 25, 2012
Stillman is still a breath of comically refined air in a world all too eager to hear Adam Sandler's next belch.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express (UK)
April 25, 2012
The off-beat sensibility may appeal to some but I found it torture.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Cath Clarke
Time Out
April 24, 2012
While the comedy might be patchy, Gerwig and Stillman make for quite the two-step.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Siobhan Synnot
Scotsman
April 23, 2012
Compared with Metropolitan, it's pretty shapeless stuff, but there's clearly a witty mind at work, although what's on screen suggests an open martini bottle too.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
April 20, 2012
It's a slight piece of work, but agreeably peculiar and endearing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies
April 20, 2012
Those hungering for Stillman's work will welcome Damsels In Distress, the director's first movie in 14 years.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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John Anderson
Newsday
April 20, 2012
The acting and the music are delightful, the jokes arrive on schedule, and everything sort of glows.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
April 20, 2012
It's lighter on its feet than [Stillman's] previous films, still witty and bracing, and perhaps even brighter and more colorful than ever before. It's a treat.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Norman Wilner
NOW Toronto
April 20, 2012
It's a little more complex than it sounds, and much funnier, thanks to Stillman's ear for pompous dialogue and fondness for inspired running gags.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
April 20, 2012
...progresses from tedious to interminable as it passes the one-hour mark...
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
April 19, 2012
Arch and precious but also pleasantly quirky and oddly charming.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
April 19, 2012
Whit Stillman? I'm there.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
April 19, 2012
This a fun group of actors to watch, although it often seems that Stillman is unsure of what to do with them.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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