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Tiny Furniture Reviews

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Jamie Graham
Total Film
March 21, 2012
Playing like a mumblecore The Graduate set in the affected milieu of the Tribeca art crowd, Tiny Furniture announces Dunham as a talent to watch...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
February 17, 2012
succeeds admirably in its relatively scaled ambition to evoke the discomfort of a particular time in one's life while also jabbing playfully at the pretensions of the insular Soho art scene
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media
February 15, 2012
Slow drama about post-college life with sex, drinking, etc.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Robert Denerstein
Movie Habit
September 30, 2011
A slight comedy that perfectly captures a transitional moment
Simon Miraudo
August 17, 2011
As far as mumblecore films go, this is perhaps the most accessible (better production values, less mumbly), but the ideals of that movement are evident here (brutal honesty, caustic lazy wit).
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Burl Burlingame
Honolulu Star-Advertiser
June 3, 2011
Tiny Furniture is more drifty than plotted, a character study of a young person without great options standing at a crossroads. None of the paths look promising.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
March 25, 2011
Not much happens in "Tiny Furniture," but viewers can take considerable pleasure in Dunham's clever, funny script, which is honest and unsparing in detailing the early-adulthood paralysis that grips so many twentysomethings.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Justin Strout
Orlando Weekly
March 17, 2011
There is much to adore here, especially Dunham's direction...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
March 9, 2011
Tiny Furniture is certainly more lively than Sofia Coppola's Somewhere, but they share a common flaw in that they're both examples of intense navel-gazing, with fuzzy notions of identity and assertion only serving as so much belly-button lint.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
March 4, 2011
...almost an anti-drama in that it seems to purposefully avoid all occasions to gain purchase in our hearts. Probably because it doesn't want to cheapen itself. In that way it's kind of a noble thing. Misguided maybe, but noble
Full Review | Original Score: 83/100
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
February 25, 2011
A modestly crafted but extremely funny and beautifully observed young person's slice of Tribeca creative-class loft life...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Dan Callahan
House Next Door
February 23, 2011
Dunham is a comedian of the Elaine May school; she's not as freakishly talented as that comparison might suggest, but there are moments in this film when Dunham very much resembles May's own daughter, the actress Jeannie Berlin.
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
February 8, 2011
A sad little self-indulgence.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
January 28, 2011
I hardly know where to start with how exciting Dunham's accomplishment is here.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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Claude Peck
Minneapolis Star Tribune
January 27, 2011
Just when you think "Tiny Furniture" is of the nothing-happens school of indie-filmdom, something more dramatic happens.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
January 25, 2011
Sharp observations, thin on entertainment value -- "Mumblecore" at its heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Clay Cane
January 3, 2011
'Tiny Furniture' brings some laughs. Is it a memorable film that will be praised as one of the best indie films of 2010? No. But, it is entertaining for right now.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
January 3, 2011
Dunham has a sharp eye for visual composition and a sharp ear, too.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Kimberly Gadette
Indie Movies Online
December 30, 2010
A film can't get much smaller than Tiny Furniture, a glorified home movie rife with non-actors, a vague plot and flaccid direction. Neither entertaining nor compelling, it's just painfully dull.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/10
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
December 24, 2010
There's not much to it, but you do sense, after watching it, that this filmmaker might someday make something very good, once she starts looking beyond her own immediate vicinity.
| Original Score: 2/4
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