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Union Square Reviews

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Kerry Lengel
Arizona Republic
August 16, 2012
It is intended for an audience that is willing to take a journey without knowing the destination.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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John Anderson
Newsday
July 19, 2012
The kind of character-driven movie about whacked-out characters we need more of (the characters and the movies).
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
July 18, 2012
Mira Sorvino is very good -- too good -- at playing a very annoying person in Nancy Savoca's Union Square.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
July 13, 2012
Propelled by a rangy, superbly colorful performance by Mira Sorvino, the film grabs hold of the viewer from the jump and snowballs toward a deftly moving and concise third act.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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James Adams
Globe and Mail
July 13, 2012
It doesn't pretend to be anything more than it is - a slice-o'-life domestic drama/dark comedy of manners savvy about its limits and sufficiently disciplined to keep its convolutions to a credible, impactful minimum.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Sara Stewart
New York Post
July 13, 2012
Sorvino brings a spark, but neither she nor Patti LuPone, in an amusing cameo, can overcome the clockwork-like plod to the end.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
July 13, 2012
An interesting study of families, of class-consciousness, of little passive-aggressive tricks.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
July 12, 2012
"Union Square" has the busy, hemmed-in talkiness of a theater piece, with too much forced to happen in too short a time. But it also has a lively, nervous energy and an expansive sympathy for the mismatched women at its heart.
| Original Score: 3/5
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July 12, 2012
Savoca's ear for dialogue and a pair of electric lead performances give this souped-up one-act some life.
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
July 12, 2012
Despite its problems, there's a touching sweetness at the heart of Nancy Savoca's intimate family drama about estranged sisters trying to reconnect.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star
July 12, 2012
The look is minimalist but the two lead actresses add pleasing layers to characters of estranged sisters who parted ways for reasons Lucy refers to only cryptically.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Rex Reed
New York Observer
July 12, 2012
The actors are so good ... that they make you want to see what they could do in a better movie than this tedious acting-class experiment.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Noel Murray
AV Club
July 12, 2012
There isn't much to Union Square, but the movie does understand how people want to love their families on their own terms, forgetting that their families may be the only ones who really know who they are.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Eric Hynes
Time Out
July 10, 2012
What initially plays like a broadly drawn, Odd Couple-style farce flips, literally overnight, into a sober family drama replete with death, addiction, adultery and suicidal tendencies.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Karina Longworth
Village Voice
July 10, 2012
Often feels like an acting exercise documented on video for teaching purposes-lots of unnecessary histrionics and ostentatious zooms, with both the story and the improv-like dialogue predicated on contrivances and glaring improbabilities.