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Garden State Reviews

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June 21, 2016
Braff captures the specific, self-involved ennui of the aimless 20-something, and he doesn't do it from a point of smug detachment.
November 7, 2011
Although flawed, Garden State is a good-natured film whose very likeability leaves you willing to overlook its shortcomings.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
December 24, 2010
Smart drama for mature older teens and up.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 24, 2010
It's no longer a generational alarm clock, but for those who've seen loved ones stumble through complacent fogs of Paxil, Zoloft and the like, "Garden State" still warns that "stability" doesn't mean a numbness to anything not emotionally even-keeled.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
April 29, 2009
There is not a shot in this movie that doesn't shine...
April 18, 2009
Actor Zach Braff (NBC's "Scrubs") makes an impressive if unsatisfying writing and directing debut with a plaintive post-modern drama that relies on unspoken dry wit to entertain its audience (think a cross between "Harold and Maude" and "The Graduate").
Full Review | Original Score: C
March 26, 2009
Feels too piecemeal and ultimately inconsequential to grab the public where it counts.
October 18, 2008
Braff, who also wrote and directs, tells this story with great flair, lots of subtlety and a wonderfully paced set of revelations that come to us just as they might in real life.
August 7, 2008
[A] goofy, melancholy, seriocomic slice of life...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 27, 2007
It's good to see Natalie Portman acting again.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 3, 2006
full review in Greek
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
August 24, 2006
the quintessential product by and for uninspired times
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 9, 2006
This is a movie where 'sensitivity' and 'sincerity' are signposted by songs by Paul Simon and Nick Drake, which I guess says it all.
December 6, 2005
While Braff's script may suffer from long-windedness, his direction -- of both cast and camera -- is so confident that this debut could well mark the start of a major career.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
September 30, 2005
Both funny and touching, this is a small film that deserves to be seen by a wider audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 17, 2005
Es una buena primera película (...) El problema tal vez sea su incontrolable acumulación de situaciones...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 25, 2005
The film manages to be delightfully offbeat while simultaneously providing weight and depth.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
July 5, 2005
[Offers] audiences a realistic coming-of-age tale that isn't bogged down by Hollywood clichés, but rather lifted higher by an incredible cast and an even more remarkable directorial debut by from Zach Braff.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 20, 2005
It's the kind of small treasure that drops in theaters once or twice a year.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
May 4, 2005
One of the best directorial debuts in recent memory.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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