Marriage Story Reviews

October 8, 2019
[A]n exquisite heartbreaker...
Top Critic
September 11, 2019
This is a film, a deeply thoughtful and empathetic one, about how difficult it is-logistically, on top of all the messy feelings-to end a marriage.
September 10, 2019
Charlie and Nicole are as fully realized as two people in a domestic drama have been in years.
September 10, 2019
This is hilarious, heartbreaking cinema - a work that will make you burst out laughing one moment, and leave you tearing your hair out the next.
September 5, 2019
A 137-minute depiction of a marriage coming apart in which unusual intimacy is created, paradoxically, by big and spirited performances.
September 2, 2019
The joys, grace notes and riches of Baumbach's latest are endless.
September 1, 2019
A marriage can't be defined by a single emotion. It's an all-consuming force that can lead to euphoric rushes and eat away at your insides, sometimes within moments of each other. Marriage Story perfectly encapsulates these feelings.
August 30, 2019
Marriage Story is a fearsome cautionary tale, long and painfully detailed, a divorce horror story to put alongside Kramer vs. Kramer.
August 29, 2019
I suspect almost anyone who has dissolved a seemingly perfect union can relate to at least some of Marriage Story, especially if there are children involved.
August 29, 2019
As he did with the underrated While We're Young, Baumbach is turning his signature comedies of urban dissatisfaction into something more universal. He has earned these scars.
August 29, 2019
A powerful reminder that every breakup story looks familiar until it happens to you, and then the truth hurts.
August 29, 2019
The writing is suitably dense and literate, though Baumbach really cherishes the characters as individuals - it never feels as if Nicole and Charlie are avatars for his own poetic musings on the differences between love and fidelity.
August 29, 2019
It has fine performances by Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver, a family-pack of box-fresh dialogue and a keen sense of its own absurdity.
August 29, 2019
Since 2005, Baumbach has had an extraordinary run of films with deeply flawed, often exasperating characters who are nonetheless always capable of growth and redemption.
August 29, 2019
Baumbach's best yet.
August 29, 2019
It's the work of a major film artist, one who shows that he can capture life in all its emotional detail and complexity - and, in the process, make a piercing statement about how our society now works.