Lady Bird Reviews

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September 5, 2018
Lady Bird combines wisdom and tenderness, humor and grace. It's light-footed without being lightweight. And it captures, with great feeling, the turbulence of a girl growing up. I can't recommend it enough.
September 5, 2018
Greta Gerwig's directorial debut, Lady Bird, is the millisecond of possibility, the speck of unflinching nerve, which might only occur once in our lives.
May 11, 2018
It is a female coming-of-age story that is both nostalgic and unflinching, and it will ensnare you deeply in its grasp.
February 22, 2018
The densely packed detail which makes this such a luminous work shows Gerwig to be an uncommonly alert filmmaker.
February 21, 2018
One of the finest teen comedies ever. Movie perfection
February 20, 2018
One element of the film's genius is its ability to root us firmly in Lady Bird's perspective. It does more.
February 19, 2018
Its joyful, forward-rushing narrative rhythm captures the feeling of adolescence ending before it has barely begun.
February 16, 2018
As teen movies go, it's supremely sophisticated, capturing and crystallising that moment in adolescence when it seems that life is at last about to start and the only place you want to be is elsewhere.
February 16, 2018
While there is an acute authorial intelligence informing the transitions between scenes, the steady trot of clipped vignettes comes to seem monotonous and somewhat evasive, a way to move along before anything too hard and hurtful happens.
February 16, 2018
Like many wonderful actresses with a gift for words (think Julie Delpy, Sarah Polley and Lake Bell) Gerwig has slipped behind the camera to create something quietly political.
February 16, 2018
Gerwig's deft handling of script, camera and actors is all the more impressive given that this is her first film as solo director.
February 15, 2018
This is a coming-of-age story that's affecting without ever being sentimental, and feels absolutely true -- like remembering the teenager you once were, even if you were never a Lady Bird (or Debee) exactly. A rare bird indeed.
February 15, 2018
A gloriously funny and wistfully autobiographical coming-of-age comedy.
February 15, 2018
If Gerwig is capable of all this in her first solo feature, who knows what feats of woodwork she'll craft for us next.
February 14, 2018
Writer-director Gerwig manages brilliantly the delicate feat of portraying the vulnerabilities and eccentricities of the townsfolk without patronising them.
February 14, 2018
Lady Bird is an absolute charmer of a movie. We genuinely care about this lovely, rebellious girl and we want her to be happy.
February 14, 2018
It's almost too hard to write about Lady Bird precisely because it's so brilliant that no words could possibly capture its spirit and convey why this film absolutely has to be seen, and loved.
February 14, 2018
A coming-of-age story like no other, Lady Bird is smart, emotional, funny and completely original. Rarely has a directorial debut been so assured, so singular and so heartwarmingly affecting.
February 14, 2018
Almost everything here bespeaks Gerwig, including the cast's tendency to act one line or dramatic moment with breezy brio, as if already on the run to the next. Very GG.
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.
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