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Damsels in Distress Reviews

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August 24, 2012
Whit Stillman hasn't been behind a camera in 13 years and it's time to toss the old adage out, you can forget how to ride a bike.
Full Review | Original Score: D
November 7, 2016
The problem is that since all these kids are so blank, only Stillman, as the narrative voice, is in on his many jokes.
April 5, 2012
Stillman too often substitutes pith for insight, until even that is drowned out by the sound of him chortling into his sleeve.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 26, 2012
The film seems so aware of its inherent cool that, ultimately, it's difficult to love.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 25, 2012
The off-beat sensibility may appeal to some but I found it torture.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 3, 2012
Violet and her circle are a row of billboards. By the time the movie peters out, we've already graduated.
September 19, 2011
One is likely to leave Stillman's movie feeling somewhat disenchanted that it only partially delivers on the long wait for his return.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
April 19, 2012
It's diverting, but to quote a writer Austen admired, it's much ado about nothing.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
May 12, 2012
Stillman's script snarls with wit and snarky commentary on social organizations. He certainly has a unique style, and it makes me want to seek out his earlier films. Unfortunately, I felt like the film kind of petered out in the last act.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 1, 2012
Its characters are unrecognizable to those of us inhabiting the real world, and despite its mounds and mounds of dialogue, it ultimately doesn't have a sticking thought in its pretty head.
April 5, 2012
These are hardly damsels, but the distress will be felt by audiences watching the collection of non sequiturs, twee remarks and tangential vignettes that is Damsels in Distress.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 5, 2012
Those expecting a familiar voice may be taken aback by [Stillman's] latest, which plays like Todd Solondz had remade Kenneth Branaugh's "Love's Labour's Lost."
Full Review | Original Score: C
April 6, 2012
Writer-director Whit Stillman has been away from the camera since 1998...and the long hiatus from filmmaking shows.
Full Review | Original Score: C
May 23, 2012
A mannered comedy that's an acquired taste.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
April 4, 2012
Whatever imaginary era writer-director Whit Stillman has in mind, the customs he explores in this wan, self-consciously talky little drama intrigue him more than they do his audience.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
April 6, 2012
Maybe it would have been better in black-and-white.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
April 13, 2012
Flat scenes, weak characters and a disjointed and almost nonexistent narrative.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
August 30, 2017
Damsels in Distress mostly just made me tired
May 4, 2012
Like a degree in gender studies, there's no payoff.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 12, 2012
Since the halfwitty Damsels in Distress wants to have it both ways, its satire is about as cutting as a plastic knife through a porterhouse.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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