Greenberg Reviews

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August 30, 2018
Greenberg is a fantastically complex part to play, but Stiller's performance is superbly nuanced, convincing and brave.
July 10, 2018
Greenberg is a great spectacle of toxic emotional stasis.
September 11, 2017
Greenberg is self-indulgent, boring and very cynical (and not in a good way). The anticlimactic ending doesn't sum up the movie but rather leaves you further frustrated at Greenberg for being a miserable, unlikeable person for no apparent reason.
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.
November 17, 2011
August 8, 2010
Far from the usual slapstick laced with smarts comedy, Greenberg is Ben Stiller's Punch Drunk Love.
July 14, 2010
There's a lot not to like about Greenberg, the character and the film; and yet, by the end, I found it very touching, and the final scene is so imbued with delicacy and humanity that any stumbles along the way can be forgiven.
July 6, 2010
As a study of stasis and of people conscious of not living the lives they had imagined for themselves, the picture offers a bracing undertow of seriousness beneath the deceptively casual, dramatically offhand surface.
June 11, 2010
Like the director's Kicking and Screaming and Margot at the Wedding, it works as an almost perfect example of a certain kind of American neurosis.
June 11, 2010
Showcases a pleasingly subdued Stiller on great form, and provides more than enough dark giggles to see you through.
June 11, 2010
Baumbach is capable of brilliant dialogue, and certain scenes have a tidy truthfulness that recall Woody Allen at his pinnacle.
June 11, 2010
Gerwig has an unaffected screen presence that is oddly compelling: a kind of luminous ordinariness
June 11, 2010
Lurching between comedy and agony, Noah Baumbach's new film appears to be the simple tale of a man recovering from a nervous breakdown. Yet Greenberg resonates for days afterwards, like a hangover after a peculiar and fascinating party.
June 10, 2010
This is a movie about the awful shock of early middle age, the sudden realisation that you are not one of the young people any more. Like a wasp, it delivers a sharp sting of sadness.
June 10, 2010
Baumbach grows up and suggests he's getting better with age.
June 9, 2010
Stiller loses his natural comic appeal chasing after the hero's frowns and tics...
June 9, 2010
Old Ben Stiller has returned.
June 8, 2010
A film of powerful, memorable moments -- some striking dialogue, some great performances, a handful of beautifully played, bracingly discomfiting love scenes -- in search of a structure and, perhaps, a soul.
June 8, 2010
Like a lot of human relationships Greenberg is complicated, infuriating, good-hearted, funny, often painful, and well worth the effort. A sad little movie but also a great one, lit by two astonishing central performances.
April 16, 2010
Noah Baumbach again investigates psychologically screwed-up people, although this time with much less comedic impact.
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