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Margot at the Wedding Reviews

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Stephen Himes
Film Snobs
December 11, 2007
Nicole Kidman hasn't been in a movie this bleak since "Dogville."
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
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James Berardinelli
November 14, 2007
Unfortunately, Baumbach's follow-up to The Squid and the Whale, the pretentious and talky Margot at the Wedding, is more likely to contract than expand his appeal.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
January 3, 2008
I was reminded of the rap battles in 8 Mile, only with the characters in Margot taking turns at spitting out insult-laden monologues in an effort to sound the most pretentious.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Fernando F. Croce
August 27, 2009
The results aren't bruising, just numbing
Edward Douglas
September 17, 2007
A tragically atrocious roadblock in the momentum Baumbach established with his previous movie, neither recapturing any of that magic nor paving any new ground.
| Original Score: 4.5/10
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
November 19, 2007
It just becomes dreary and repetitive.
Karina Longworth
November 14, 2007
A monster movie filmed from the unstable point of view of the victims. Stalking the countryside, Margot picks them off one-by-one like Godzilla on a snack rampage.
Anton Bitel
Eye for Film
February 7, 2008
the one thing missing is a plot - and this time Baumbach's characters and their go-nowhere problems are just not engaging enough to carry us through an hour and a half of grating domestic narcissism.
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
December 20, 2007
The odiousness of [Baumbach's] protagonists ... isn't as problematic a factor as is the redundancy (and occasional mean-spiritedness) of his psychological portraits.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Dezhda Gaubert
E! Online
December 6, 2007
You know that relative you dread seeing at holiday gatherings? Now imagine they look like Nicole Kidman and you're stuck in the same dark room with her for 90 minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Todd McCarthy
September 4, 2007
Margot at the Wedding is a circus of family neuroses and bad behavior that perhaps a therapist could make sense of better than Noah Baumbach can.
Prairie Miller
Long Island Press
December 29, 2007
An ensemble cast of Kidman, Leigh, Black and Turturro-who should all know better, got together to compete for the worst family member of a bickering, insufferable clan. But isn't yucky family life what people run to the movies to get away from?
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
November 15, 2007
A parade of uninteresting characters cruelly betraying one another without motivation.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
December 14, 2007
Apart from John Turturro in a cameo, all the characters are monsters and/or basket cases.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
November 20, 2007
Because the nastiness is all surface, it makes the characters seem unlikable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Frank Ochieng
World Voice News
December 7, 2007
Synthetically dull, manipulative and emotionally clunky, Baumbach's mawkish melodrama is a pretentious and garrulous character study that sits idly in its moping gibberish.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
Elliott Noble
Sky Movies
February 28, 2008
Those expecting fresh Squid will be disappointed. With few laughs and much whining, Margot takes the fun out of dysfunctional. It's a damp squib with lots of wail.
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.
Felix Gonzalez Jr.
DVD Review
February 22, 2008
... after submerging the viewer in a hotbed of emotional insecurity and self-loathing for an hour and a half, it offers no real hope or movement beyond what it started out as.
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
December 15, 2007
A self-indulgent, self-aware, and smug piece of crap and possibly one of the worst of 2007...
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Bob Mondello
October 18, 2008
Frank Wilkins
Reel Reviews
November 26, 2007
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
October 18, 2008

Screen International
September 15, 2007

Jam! Movies
October 18, 2008
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
October 18, 2008
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Atlanta Journal-Constitution
October 18, 2008
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