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Margot at the Wedding Reviews

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Kristi Mitsuda
Stop Smiling
September 30, 2014
As in the minutely observed anatomy of a divorce in The Squid and the Whale, the pleasures and pains of Margot reside in the smallness of scope and queasy focus on delicate family matters.
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
April 28, 2011
Who the hell names their son Claude? Do they want him to get beat up every day of his life?
Fernando F. Croce
August 27, 2009
The results aren't bruising, just numbing
July 23, 2009
Noah Baumbach’s entry into the dysfunctional-family sweepstakes is a successfully depressing affair that has some genuine laughs to maintain interest while the fake relationships that dominate every scene leave the viewer as estranged as the char
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Michael Dequina
December 27, 2008
The raw, real centerpiece is the relationship between Kidman and Leigh, whose performances drive the film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Heather Huntington
September 8, 2008
No one does bad parent movies better than Noah Baumbach.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Matt Kelemen
Las Vegas CityLife
March 17, 2008
a dysfunctional family portrait that, at best, shows how far sisterly bonds can stretch without breaking. At worst, it demonstrates what happens when a writer with nothing to say continues to produce after his supply of bio fuel is exhausted
Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review
March 4, 2008
Noah Baumbach is the king of dysfunction. We constantly see films about war, love, aliens, so why no films about how insanely uncomfortable family can be with one another?
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard
February 29, 2008
Doesn't quite measure up to its predecessor but it is still an often painfully accurate study of fractured family relationships.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5

February 29, 2008
Of course, we get nothing so false as an "emotional journey" for anyone. But as the film abruptly ends, you can't help feeling a little less ice would go a long way.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Anthony Quinn
Independent (UK)
February 29, 2008
Dramatically and visually, there's no relief to be had in this self-indulgent downer.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
February 29, 2008
There is such a thing as binge pessimism. It happens when one living disaster area, considered insufficient in a story, is served up with several others, causing audience braincells to swirl, stagger and collide against thalamic lampposts.
Sukhdev Sandhu
Daily Telegraph (UK)
February 29, 2008
Never fully coheres or convinces.

The Sun (UK)
February 29, 2008
This largely po-faced comedy drama has an annoying, self-congratulatory tone.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Peter Bradshaw
February 29, 2008
Humourless (though supposedly a comedy) and pretentious, almost a parody of the self-indulgent Sundance festival film, right down to the washed-out colours, droning dialogue and the title in big sans-serif capitals.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Wendy Ide
Times (UK)
February 29, 2008
Some of the dialogue is well-crafted and the performances are generally strong (although Black hams shamelessly at times) but the characters are so loathsome that you long for a hurricane to sweep away this wedding party.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5

Little White Lies
February 29, 2008
Magnetic, subtly tragic and ultimatley sympathetic, worth a watch if only to remind yourself why you don't go home for Christmas anymore.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 29, 2008
With superb acting and great dialogue, this acerbic comic drama has some excellent moments, but it too often feels like being on an enforced holiday with people you'd rather not spend any time with.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Edwards
Daily Mirror (UK)
February 29, 2008
A big-name cast including Nicole Kidman, Jack Black and Jennifer Jason Leigh wrestles with a storyline containing industrial-sized quantities of misery and a plot that leaves too many loose ends hanging.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Philip Kemp
Total Film
February 28, 2008
Emotional car-crash cinema at its best, packed with characters you'd hate to meet but who are riveting to watch. Baumbach's barbed cynicism won't be to everyone's taste, but those still suffering the aftermath of a family Christmas will grin in grim recog
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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