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Liberal Arts Reviews

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December 5, 2012
Learning life's lessons is a bittersweet experience in Josh Radnor's appealing film
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 7, 2012
An insightful, touching and amusing three-generational study that is anything but sophomoric.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 5, 2012
The dialogue and relationships give "Liberal Arts" a warm if shallow glow.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 30, 2012
A comedy of vocational anxiety, dealing with the stress of not knowing what you will become, not recognising what you have become, and realising it's all behind you.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 25, 2012
For a film about aging and romanticism, "Liberal Arts" feels like it needs a more mature script.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
October 20, 2012
Besides the acting and original screenplay, the classical music score is another favorable component of the crowd-pleasing escapism offered by this film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 18, 2012
... likeable in its unambitious way.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
October 11, 2012
The superb Olsen has the radiance of one of Eric Rohmer's young heroines and delivers a wonderfully naturalistic and unaffected performance.
October 9, 2012
Worth a close look.
October 7, 2012
The most intelligent, truthful movie about literature, higher education and the life of the mind since the Curtis Hanson film of Michael Chabon's novel Wonder Boys a dozen years ago.
October 7, 2012
An unexpected delight, dealing with intergenerational relationships in a funny and unusual way.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 7, 2012
"I echo you on Beethoven: wow!" Josh writes to Elizabeth. I paraphrase you on Liberal Arts, sir: yeugh!
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
October 6, 2012
The real reward of Liberal Arts is Elizabeth Olsen. With her genuineness and depth, she is the film's defining presence.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
October 5, 2012
Radnor sure has a lot of ideas for his gently diverting romantic comedy, but he hops from one to another without much depth or staying power, leaving you with a big "So what?" at the end.
October 5, 2012
Liberal Arts maneuvers its story in a philosophical way that is anything but detached. There's a warmth here that reminds audiences why college -- and, dare we say, their core curriculums? -- matter.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 5, 2012
Liberal Arts is fundamentally intelligent and perceptive about a world where everything, or nothing, seems to be equally possible and before life as we know it begins in earnest.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 4, 2012
I like Liberal Arts. It may be rough and unpolished, but Radnor shows promise as a filmmaker, telling an honest and insightful story that feels extremely authentic.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
October 4, 2012
This is an amiable, literate but prosaic U.S. indie movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 4, 2012
You'd do well to take the film's advice: read a book instead.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
October 4, 2012
The script's musings on age, and on whether it is a tyranny, an irrelevance or both, form the subtle spine in a movie with a loose, louche, invertebrate-seeming charm.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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