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Take This Waltz Reviews

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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
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
William Bibbiani
August 22, 2012
Many films go to great lengths to inspire an emotional response, but annoyance probably shouldn't be a high priority.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Chris Sawin
July 27, 2012
"Take This Waltz" tries to take advantage of this preconceived notion that you already love this movie even though you haven't seen it yet. It tries so hard to be cute and cuddly and emotional and it winds up being massively annoying in the process.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Tom Clift
June 30, 2012
Like being trapped inside a bubble in which everything that happens, so self-consciously novel and left-of-centre, becomes another interminable indie film cliché.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Simon Miraudo
June 12, 2012
They say specificity is the key to connecting with general audiences, but this just feels like a Mad Libs version of Blue Valentine, played by hipsters.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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.
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
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
Matt Stevens
E! Online
June 29, 2012
Dramatically inert and languidly paced, Waltz stumbles all over its arty-indie pretensions.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
June 9, 2012
Essentially a suburban love triangle, told with undue lack of haste and an uninspiring dramatic flatness that is intended, I suspect, to read as subtlety. To my perhaps insensitive taste, the film is more contrived than convincing
Brian Orndorf
June 7, 2012
It's a fascinating approach to the storytelling formula, but eventually fails to provide an enveloping psychological study, buried underneath Polley's preference for artificial melancholy.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
July 5, 2012
Take This Waltz and shove it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Peter Sobczynski
July 12, 2012
"Take This Waltz" not only does not work despite all of the aforementioned qualities, it doesn't work in such strange and inexplicable ways that I found myself more baffled than angry with it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Brian Tallerico
July 12, 2012
A film with extreme situations that never register on a personal level because they feel more like arthouse cinema exercises than truth.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/5.0
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
July 5, 2012
A color-drenched story of lust, love, and infidelity, it suffers from a vagueness that may be the point but that feels accidental.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
July 5, 2012
Polley’s fearlessness is one of many reasons I take no pleasure in saying that Take This Waltz stumbles.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jeanne Kaplan
Kaplan vs. Kaplan
July 14, 2012
This is nothing more than an exercise in outrageous, inane dialogue and titillating sex scenes.
John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
August 24, 2012
Margot is silly and annoying, but three-time Oscar nominee Michelle Williams' makes her conflicted character believably real. Meanwhile, contrivances, indie-film clichés and overall misery make the movie an unhappy dance marathon.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Harvey S. Karten
March 29, 2012
Terminally quirkly well beyond its expiration minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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