Marriage Story Reviews

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July 21, 2020
It's not that Marriage Story is completely disinterested in the gender dynamics at play in heterosexual relationships, and the way they reverberate in society at large. But its brief moments of commentary don't translate...
December 18, 2019
Marriage Story is so raw and emotionally burning that the experience is best savoured alone.
December 13, 2019
What should feel authentic can often feel hokey, sanitized and a fairy-tale of what a divorce could look like if people just got out of their own way.
December 6, 2019
Noah Baumbach's latest film portrays both sides of a messy divorce, for once.
December 5, 2019
At its best, this movie is searing. It pinpoints many of the little talked-about aspects of divorce that seem the least significant but hurt the most.
December 4, 2019
The movie is 136 minutes, but the recovery period is, well, at least the rest of the night.
December 3, 2019
The entire cast is rock solid, with Johansson and Driver turning in two of the very best performances of their careers.
December 2, 2019
From a character perspective this film is flawless.
December 1, 2019
It's a triumph, a mix of pleasure and pain that cuts so deep it leaves a scar. It hurts, but it hurts so good.
November 27, 2019
[T]he keen observations and sharp wit of Marriage Story are likely to wed the audience to the film until death do us part.
November 27, 2019
Johansson and Driver are remarkably, heartbreakingly good in every scene; showing their characters' journeys to an unflinching camera, letting the gap between them get wider yet unable, for their son's sake, to completely walk away.
November 22, 2019
By the end, you're rooting for both Charlie and Nicole, hoping they find their own happiness despite all the bad things and the pain they caused one another.
November 22, 2019
...understands all of the emotional and procedural pitfalls and pain [of divorce] with complexity and clarity.
November 21, 2019
It's not quite as bleak as a Bergman film, although the late Swedish auteur is clearly an influence on Baumbach, as well as on Robbie Ryan's austere cinematography. But it leaves similar scorch marks upon the mind and heart.
November 20, 2019
You may find yourself crying for them occasionally; I did.
November 16, 2019
This terrific movie, so honest, open, smart and touching, is a little gem.
November 15, 2019
I'm not buying every chapter of this Marriage Story, but there's enough material here to warrant a look.
November 15, 2019
The best thing of all is the generousity of its spirit.
November 15, 2019
It's certainly not the most fun you'll ever have at the cinema - although it is witty and there are some brilliantly comic lines - but you will see something riveting, detailed, authentic and excellent.
November 14, 2019
It is [Scarlett] Johansson and [Adam] Driver who give the picture its weight, clarifying movingly the couple's love for one another even as they're falling apart.
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