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Tiny Furniture Reviews

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Tara Brady
Irish Times
March 30, 2012
Dunham's satirical intentions can't quite compensate for the pain of spending almost 100 heartless minutes in the company of irredeemably unlikeable characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jeff Meyers
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
December 8, 2010
...an unflattering yet empathetic view of generational ennui with the handmade feel of authenticity, but it can't help but be the product of its privileged background...
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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
Andrew Schenker
Slant Magazine
November 7, 2010
Everyone in the film hides behind words-no one more than the director herself.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Fernando F. Croce
December 23, 2010
Narcissism side by side with ugly-duckling masochism, neither interestingly examined
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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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
November 10, 2010
How Lena Dunham made her movie is more impressive or at least unique than the actual story she chooses to tell.
Tricia Olszewski
Washington City Paper
December 3, 2010
Here's a tiny review of Tiny Furniture: Irritating. Unoriginal. And lacking any semblance of genuine human behavior.
Cole Smithey
November 7, 2010
Watching "Tiny Furniture" is like showing up for a dinner but being taken to the dentist instead. It's not a pleasant surprise.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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
Matt Pais
December 9, 2010
Mostly chronicles the mistakes of youth without the ability to sort real feeling from phony posturing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Robert Denerstein
Movie Habit
September 30, 2011
A slight comedy that perfectly captures a transitional moment
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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
December 10, 2010
In skewering the neuroses of New York bohemians, Durham has left us too little to care about.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
December 10, 2010
Dunham definitely has a knack for shaping a comic scene, but Aura is so culturally and financially privileged that her woes begin to seem as trivial as the miniatures her mother uses in her artwork.
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
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Rex Reed
New York Observer
November 10, 2010
I like to encourage young wannabes for pure guts, if nothing else. But Lena Dunham makes a 98-minute home video seem like 98 days of hard labor.
| Original Score: 0/4
James Verniere
Boston Herald
December 9, 2010
It's Jane Austen for the young and the jobless or Woody Allen without the comic artistry or insight.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Louis Proyect
December 16, 2010
This movie was shot on a Canon SLR camera. Very impressive. Everything else about it is sheer garbage.
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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
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
February 8, 2011
A sad little self-indulgence.
Full Review | Original Score: C
John Hazelton
Screen International
February 10, 2011
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