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Greenberg Reviews

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Scott Foundas
Film Comment Magazine
June 20, 2013
His sharpest observations are reserved for preternaturally intelligent, hyper-self-conscious outsiders whose existential crises are the failure of the world-and, to some extent, themselves-to live up to their own high expectations.
Ben Kendrick
October 5, 2012
Not the feel-good film of the year, but Greenberg is a powerful account of how a few lost souls can find meaning and direction in life.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Dave White
April 4, 2011
Obviously there's running commentary from director Noah Baumbach -- his characters are never free of context -- but they don't have epiphanies, they don't learn and they don't apologize. It's kind of refreshing.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
March 9, 2011
Baumbach's writing and direction of these characters display more of a novelistic touch...but the approach produces a deeply felt view of flawed individuals.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Matt Kelemen
Las Vegas CityLife
January 31, 2011
Greenberg is not an enjoyable movie, but it's a unique experience that will mostly appeal to cinephiles with insatiable appetites for character-driven small films.
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
December 1, 2010
This is more of a character study than it is a real story. The characters in the film are vivid and they make indelible impressions. The acting is excellent all around.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
November 27, 2010
From the ever-inventive mind of Noah Baumbach comes a deep comedy that seems to combine elements from his last two films.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
November 25, 2010
A typically low-key effort from Noah Baumbach...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
October 5, 2010
The engine that drives Greenberg is this tension between the illusion of our outward projection and the absolute loathing of the worms underneath.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Josh Larsen
September 3, 2010
Baumbach may think he's found a rare happy ending when he puts these two together, but I highly doubt it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeffrey Chen
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
August 16, 2010
Baumbach's movie once again walks a fine line between being off-putting and being fascinating in its character study, and for me the positives win out.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
August 15, 2010
Greenberg is inevitably, productively divisive in tone and topical focus-and this in itself strikes me as a good thing-but you cannot say the filmmakers aren't trying to use all the resources available to the form.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Sean Axmaker
August 11, 2010
Watching the social and family dynamics play out in this film reveals a whole life lived in these rhythms and traps, which is not always pleasant... but certainly interesting.
Giles Hardie
Sydney Morning Herald
August 8, 2010
Far from the usual slapstick laced with smarts comedy, Greenberg is Ben Stiller's Punch Drunk Love.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Alice Tynan
Concrete Playground
July 27, 2010
Roger Greenberg is not the kind of guy you want to wind up next to at a dinner party.
Marc Fennell
Triple J
July 26, 2010
A well-made movie filled with authentic moments of humour and insight, If only the central character wasn't such an unlikeable tool.
| Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Toomey
ABC Radio Brisbane
July 22, 2010
Some viewers will be turned off by this non-Stiller role but I think he's great. He also gets a few quotable lines thanks to writer-director Noah Baumbach.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Jason Di Rosso
MovieTime, ABC Radio National
July 22, 2010
Baumbach avoids the tedious or the overstated, always finding a way to raise the stakes, whether it's through an unexpected plot development or a performance.
Luke Goodsell
Empire Magazine Australasia
July 20, 2010
Baumbach sends his signature brand of familial dysfunction west to Los Angeles in Greenberg, adding another exceptional character portrait to his resume and excavating unseen layers of depth in his leading man.
| Original Score: 4/5
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