Margot at the Wedding Reviews

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July 6, 2019
Baumbach's flair for dialogue and keen observation are still in top shape.
November 4, 2018
The movie just isn't funny, nor is Baumbach's decision to leave the boom in shot in any way avant-garde.
October 31, 2018
Margot at the Wedding is a little too literary and its overall air of wry cartoonish dysfunctionality becomes wearing and is conceitedly telegraphed.
August 23, 2018
OK, this all sounds a bit tiresome and shop-worn... But, as well as being savage, it is also savagely droll, with several truly laugh-out-loud moments, and the performances are stunning.
March 22, 2018
Don't be surprised if someone interrupts you in the middle of the film to ask if you understand what's happening on the screen and don't feel bad answering that you do not have the slightest idea. [Full review in Spanish]
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.
November 16, 2011
April 28, 2011
Who the hell names their son Claude? Do they want him to get beat up every day of his life?
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
December 27, 2008
The raw, real centerpiece is the relationship between Kidman and Leigh, whose performances drive the film.
September 8, 2008
No one does bad parent movies better than Noah Baumbach.
August 7, 2008
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
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?
February 29, 2008
Doesn't quite measure up to its predecessor but it is still an often painfully accurate study of fractured family relationships.
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.
February 29, 2008
Dramatically and visually, there's no relief to be had in this self-indulgent downer.
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.
February 29, 2008
Never fully coheres or convinces.
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