Take This Waltz - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Take This Waltz Reviews

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Damien Straker
Impulse Gamer
August 20, 2014
It's such a strange little movie but beautifully acted and undeniably fascinating.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Austin Trunick
Under the Radar
August 17, 2014
Sexually charged, frank, and relatable, Take This Waltz is a bittersweet observation of adult romance.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Glenn Dunks
September 8, 2013
[A] sunny dramedy that lulls its viewers with pseudo quirks, but which actually hides an altogether terrifying dead heart that clubs viewers over the head with its nauseating examination of an insufferable, unhappy woman.
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Chase Whale
August 29, 2013
Take This Waltz is a Remarkable, Offbeat Love Story
Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger
June 2, 2013
While hardly a complete failure, 'Waltz' nevertheless finds Polley dancing to the beat of a simmering romantic triangle with two left feet.
Full Review | Original Score: C
March 4, 2013
This is finely-judged filmmaking from a writing and directing talent to watch.
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
January 9, 2013
A mess of the sort that only a brilliant person can slop up on there.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Jason Best
Movie Talk
January 7, 2013
The gorgeous photography gives summertime Toronto a steamy, sexy glow and the music (including the Leonard Cohen song that provides the title) adds to the film's air of yearning.
Emanuel Levy
January 6, 2013
Though nicely shot and well acted, especially by Michelle Williams, this is a minor, conventional work and a step down for Polley after her splashy directing debut, Away from Her.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
January 6, 2013
Intriguing, but wispy and built on unlikable characters doing shallow and unpleasant things.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
December 4, 2012
This slice-of-life character study doesn't tell the whole story. Rather, this is a glimpse into a short part of the life of a woman who seems a lot like an enigma.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Rob Humanick
Projection Booth
November 5, 2012
Polley's sophomore feature fumbles between reality and fantasy, often insightful but frequently ungrounded. Dig that carnival ride, though.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Robert Denerstein
Movie Habit
October 20, 2012
Can a marriage crumble gently?
Mary Clare Waireri
Fan The Fire
September 18, 2012
Despite flying perilously close to neurotic indie 'quirkiness', Polley's well considered screenplay and Williams' charming screen presence mean that the film will encourage a wealth of post-viewing dissection.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeff Beck
September 14, 2012
Films like this can, and have, worked before, but unfortunately Polley decided to make her take on this story very plain and bland.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Graham Young
Birmingham Post
September 12, 2012
Like its title, Take This Waltz is sometimes conceptually awkward - but it's also occasionally funny, steamy and always well photographed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 9, 2012
This film's saving grace is Williams whose character follows another tormented path of self-discovery/preservation ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
September 7, 2012
...smug and horrible, a story about nasty twenty somethings who assume the world should care about them because they're attractive and aspire to arty lifestyles.
Full Review | Original Score: 72/100
Charlie Lyne
Ultra Culture
September 7, 2012
Williams works her adorable little chipmunk cheeks to the bone in a typically weighty role.
Fernando F. Croce
September 4, 2012
Sins and all, I ended up liking Sarah Polley's sophomore directorial effort for its unresolved, warm-to-the-touch emotions
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