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Lady Bird Reviews

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December 11, 2017
Though Gerwig's talents as a writer-director shine, it's the casting of Ronan in the lead that makes "Lady Bird" such a memorable work. The layers she gives the character will make the performance go down as one of the best high school characters ever.
December 10, 2017
"Lady Bird" is far from a perfect film, it's just not the mumblecore disaster you'd expect from Greta Gerwig - one of the mumblecore movement's prime progenitors.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
December 10, 2017
The acting in this movie is really good, especially by Laurie Metcalf, who gives an exceptional performance. It is the film's political metaphor, however, that really lifts it above the standard coming of age movie.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
December 9, 2017
... taps into passion and fear on the edge of innocence.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
December 8, 2017
A fantastic, female-centric, instant classic reminiscent of both Juno (2007) and Bridesmaids (2011).
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
December 7, 2017
This is a coming-of-age story like no other thanks to the insightful writing and brisk directorial style of Gerwig, who makes Lady Bird's story a consistently surprising one.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
December 6, 2017
If you can't relate to this movie, you probably somehow went from childhood right into adulthood, completely skipping over adolescence.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
December 6, 2017
A charming but mild comedy defined by a nice performance from Laurie Metcalf as Lady Bird's mother Marion and a handful of appreciably relatable millennial moments.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 5, 2017
It's all relatable and arresting to watch unfold, with a heartwarming closing shot that will make you want to call your Mama and tell her you love her
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 5, 2017
For all we know, an authentic look at high-school life focusing on the myriad talents of Saoirse Ronan (her first name rhymes with "inertia").
Full Review | Original Score: B
December 4, 2017
Saoirse Ronan is one of the brightest stars of her generation, able to switch from ebullient to tormented, confident to awkward in an instant and never uttering a false note.
Full Review | Original Score: A
December 3, 2017
A completely pleasant movie, in a low-stakes, low-key way.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
December 1, 2017
Ronan's chemistry with her castmates is always first rate, but her work here with Metcalf is particularly sharp.
Full Review | Original Score: 89/100
December 1, 2017
There's nothing new story-wise where Greta Gerwig's directorial debut "Lady Bird" is concerned, yet the magic of the film is that somehow it seems that we are seeing it, if not for the first time, with a sense of discovery.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.0/4.0
December 1, 2017
The characters may be messy, but Gerwig's writing and direction are elegantly precise. One of the best ensemble casts of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
November 30, 2017
First-time director Greta Gerwig has created a film that's heartfelt, sometimes heartbreaking and a sure Oscar contender.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
November 30, 2017
The key to Lady Bird is that Marion is never painted as an ogre. Her toughness is played for comic effect: as an understandable character flaw born of her genuinely meaning well.
November 30, 2017
Gerwig finds a warmer part of herself when, unencumbered by any lab partner, she returns to her hometown with Lady Bird. One can only hope that, this time, she stays.
November 30, 2017
A dramedy that will appeal to all women who have experienced large doses of love and pain in their relationships with difficult mothers.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
November 29, 2017
A heartfelt coming-of-age story that perfectly captures the bittersweet transition from adolescence to dawning adulthood...
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