The Squid and the Whale Reviews

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February 27, 2007
January 5, 2006
A wry exercise in acute observation and emotional distancing, Noah Baumbach's The Squid and the Whale represents what's best in autobiographical filmmaking.
December 6, 2005
The Squid and the Whale is essentially about how we grow up by absorbing what is useful in our parents and forgiving what is not.
November 23, 2005
Don't look now, but Jeff Daniels' days as 'the other Jeff' may be coming to an end.
November 17, 2005
Hilarious, harrowing and heartbreaking, The Squid and the Whale is one of the best movies of the year.
November 4, 2005
It has the messiness of real life, with uncombed hair and unanswered questions.
November 4, 2005
A brutal study in distracted parenting.
November 4, 2005
Brevity is, indeed, the soul of wit, and in this case, wit barely starts to describe the value of this dead-on, full-of-life motion picture.
November 4, 2005
The movie's lasting sting belies its brief 80 minutes. This is one cinematic novella that stays with you for quite a while.
November 3, 2005
The movie feels like it was written in the filmmaker's own sweat and tears.
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