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3 stars out of 5 -- "[D]irector/writer Noah Baumbach moves the whole shebang along at a brisk pace....The humor and the pathos shine through."Box Office "[T]he psychological geography of GREENBERG is terrain Baumbach has been mapping in increasingly sharp relief since his 1995 debut KICKING AND SCREAMING..."Film Comment "GREENBERG scintillates with intelligence, razor's edge humor and austere empathy for its struggling lovers."Wall Street Journal "[F]or those looking for realistic, complex characters coping with believable emotional hurtles, this is an unexpected gem."USA Today "It is the funniest and saddest movie Mr. Baumbach has made so far, and also the riskiest."New York Times 3 stars out of 4 -- "Writer-director Noah Baumbach walks the fragile line between humor and heartbreak. Ben Stiller is exceptional..."Rolling Stone "[T]here is something undeniably compelling about the surgical precision with which the filmmaker picks at neuroses that feel very personal."Entertainment Weekly 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "This is an intriguing film, shifting directions, considering Greenberg's impossibility in one light and then another....What Ben Stiller does with the role is fascinating."Chicago Sun-Times 3 stars out of 4 -- "[A] quietly funny portrait of grown-ups growing up..."Washington Post 4 stars out of 5 -- "GREENBERG is a groundbreaking performance for Stiller....The film comes with a fine soundtrack from LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy."Uncut "GREENBERG is a great spectacle of toxic emotional stasis..."Sight and Sound72.08507

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3 stars out of 5 -- "[D]irector/writer Noah Baumbach moves the whole shebang along at a brisk pace....The humor and the pathos shine through."Box Office "[T]he psychological geography of GREENBERG is terrain Baumbach has been mapping in increasingly sharp relief since his 1995 debut KICKING AND SCREAMING..."Film Comment "GREENBERG scintillates with intelligence, razor's edge humor and austere empathy for its struggling lovers."Wall Street Journal "[F]or those looking for realistic, complex characters coping with believable emotional hurtles, this is an unexpected gem."USA Today "It is the funniest and saddest movie Mr. Baumbach has made so far, and also the riskiest."New York Times 3 stars out of 4 -- "Writer-director Noah Baumbach walks the fragile line between humor and heartbreak. Ben Stiller is exceptional..."Rolling Stone "[T]here is something undeniably compelling about the surgical precision with which the filmmaker picks at neuroses that feel very personal."Entertainment Weekly 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "This is an intriguing film, shifting directions, considering Greenberg's impossibility in one light and then another....What Ben Stiller does with the role is fascinating."Chicago Sun-Times 3 stars out of 4 -- "[A] quietly funny portrait of grown-ups growing up..."Washington Post 4 stars out of 5 -- "GREENBERG is a groundbreaking performance for Stiller....The film comes with a fine soundtrack from LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy."Uncut "GREENBERG is a great spectacle of toxic emotional stasis..."Sight and Sound72.08507

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3 stars out of 5 -- "[D]irector/writer Noah Baumbach moves the whole shebang along at a brisk pace....The humor and the pathos shine through."Box Office "[T]he psychological geography of GREENBERG is terrain Baumbach has been mapping in increasingly sharp relief since his 1995 debut KICKING AND SCREAMING..."Film Comment "GREENBERG scintillates with intelligence, razor's edge humor and austere empathy for its struggling lovers."Wall Street Journal "[F]or those looking for realistic, complex characters coping with believable emotional hurtles, this is an unexpected gem."USA Today "It is the funniest and saddest movie Mr. Baumbach has made so far, and also the riskiest."New York Times 3 stars out of 4 -- "Writer-director Noah Baumbach walks the fragile line between humor and heartbreak. Ben Stiller is exceptional..."Rolling Stone "[T]here is something undeniably compelling about the surgical precision with which the filmmaker picks at neuroses that feel very personal."Entertainment Weekly 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "This is an intriguing film, shifting directions, considering Greenberg's impossibility in one light and then another....What Ben Stiller does with the role is fascinating."Chicago Sun-Times 3 stars out of 4 -- "[A] quietly funny portrait of grown-ups growing up..."Washington Post 4 stars out of 5 -- "GREENBERG is a groundbreaking performance for Stiller....The film comes with a fine soundtrack from LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy."Uncut "GREENBERG is a great spectacle of toxic emotional stasis..."Sight and Sound72.08507

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"...[A] wryly comic mood piece....Scenes move from hurt to resigned laughter and ring poignantly true..." Rolling Stone "...[The dialogue] scales the heights of post-Salinger acidity and provides an element of charming pathos..." -- Rating: B+Entertainment Weekly "...An easy, low-key tone, with nicely framed shots and subtle camera movements....Baumbach draws good performances from his cast..." Variety "...Baumbach surely does make these characters, all of whom are impeccably acted, absolutely real....Baumbach builds unobtrusively to a knock-your-socks-off finish that allows KICKING AND SCREAMING to conclude on its strongest note..." Los Angeles Times "...[The film has] a good eye and a terrific ear..."Chicago Sun-Times 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "[T]he balance is introspective, goofy, sharp, and every bit as relevant at the beginning of this century as it was at the end of the last decade."Premiere71.20341

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"BRIGHTEST STAR mines some of the same road-to-adulthood territory as Noah Baumbach and Greta Gerwig did in FRANCES HA..."Variety1.098312

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"[FRANCES HA] marks the rare instance in which an actress has the perfect role at the perfect time. Ms. Gerwig's work here is fragile, delicate, subject to bruising..."Wall Street Journal "Effortless and effervescent, FRANCES HA is a small miracle of a movie, honest and funny with an aim that's true."Los Angeles Times "Quirky, in the best possible way, FRANCES HA is a witty and emotionally resonant portrait of growing up while retaining the exuberance of youth."USA Today "FRANCES HA lavishes its gorgeous monochromes on contemporary New York and the luminous countenance of Greta Gerwig..."Chicago Sun-Times "Ms. Gerwig, who has effortless, behind-the-beat verbal timing, also possesses a knack for physical comedy, an enviable ability to obliterate the difference between clumsiness and grace."New York Times "FRANCES HA is a wry and moving portrait of friendship, highlighting the way that two people who know everything about each other can nevertheless grow apart as their needs change." -- Grade: A-A.V. Club 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "It's impossible not to fall hard for Greta Gerwig, who wrote the script with Baumbach and plays Frances with such smart, rumpled radiance that you bask in her glow."Rolling Stone "Noah Baumbach's bittersweet comedy FRANCES HA is a surprising coming-of-age story about two best friends grappling with adult life in New York City." -- Grade: B+Entertainment Weekly 4 stars out of 5 -- "Gerwigs relatable, unshowy performance always gives us something to root for..."Total Film "FRANCES HA has a warmth and lightness absent from Baumbachs earlier films..."Uncut0.7394912

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"[FRANCES HA] marks the rare instance in which an actress has the perfect role at the perfect time. Ms. Gerwig's work here is fragile, delicate, subject to bruising..."Wall Street Journal "Effortless and effervescent, FRANCES HA is a small miracle of a movie, honest and funny with an aim that's true."Los Angeles Times "Quirky, in the best possible way, FRANCES HA is a witty and emotionally resonant portrait of growing up while retaining the exuberance of youth."USA Today "FRANCES HA lavishes its gorgeous monochromes on contemporary New York and the luminous countenance of Greta Gerwig..."Chicago Sun-Times "Ms. Gerwig, who has effortless, behind-the-beat verbal timing, also possesses a knack for physical comedy, an enviable ability to obliterate the difference between clumsiness and grace."New York Times "FRANCES HA is a wry and moving portrait of friendship, highlighting the way that two people who know everything about each other can nevertheless grow apart as their needs change." -- Grade: A-A.V. Club 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "It's impossible not to fall hard for Greta Gerwig, who wrote the script with Baumbach and plays Frances with such smart, rumpled radiance that you bask in her glow."Rolling Stone "Noah Baumbach's bittersweet comedy FRANCES HA is a surprising coming-of-age story about two best friends grappling with adult life in New York City." -- Grade: B+Entertainment Weekly 4 stars out of 5 -- "Gerwigs relatable, unshowy performance always gives us something to root for..."Total Film "FRANCES HA has a warmth and lightness absent from Baumbachs earlier films..."Uncut0.7394912

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3 stars out of 5 -- "[Walters'] eccentric old biddy is a tireless riot....[Linney] makes a formidable adversary....And there's an extra injection of Girl Power from newcomer Michelle Duncan..."Total Film "Brock's screenplay excels in highlighting the comic and disquieting side of suburbia. He depicts life in a dysfunctional household with the same mix of humour and insight found in Noah Baumbach's THE SQUID AND THE WHALE."Sight and Sound "It's an agreeable piece of whimsy with a personal touch by director Jeremy Brock that adds elements of authenticity."Box Office0.5491562

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4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he MADAGASCAR gang just gets better with time, and this new adventure is funny, exciting and heartwarming."Box Office "[T]he antically civilized spirit is infectious." -- Grade: B+Entertainment Weekly "MADAGASCAR 3 is all about exuberant motion, cute characters and gorgeous colors."Wall Street Journal "The animation artistry of MADGASCAR 3 is at its best under the big top, all cotton candy fluff and razzle dazzle."Los Angeles Times "[MADAGASCAR 3] consistently manages to surprise with a charm and wit all its own."Movieline0.4953357

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4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he MADAGASCAR gang just gets better with time, and this new adventure is funny, exciting and heartwarming."Box Office "[T]he antically civilized spirit is infectious." -- Grade: B+Entertainment Weekly "MADAGASCAR 3 is all about exuberant motion, cute characters and gorgeous colors."Wall Street Journal "The animation artistry of MADGASCAR 3 is at its best under the big top, all cotton candy fluff and razzle dazzle."Los Angeles Times "[MADAGASCAR 3] consistently manages to surprise with a charm and wit all its own."Movieline0.4953357

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4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he MADAGASCAR gang just gets better with time, and this new adventure is funny, exciting and heartwarming."Box Office "[T]he antically civilized spirit is infectious." -- Grade: B+Entertainment Weekly "MADAGASCAR 3 is all about exuberant motion, cute characters and gorgeous colors."Wall Street Journal "The animation artistry of MADGASCAR 3 is at its best under the big top, all cotton candy fluff and razzle dazzle."Los Angeles Times "[MADAGASCAR 3] consistently manages to surprise with a charm and wit all its own."Movieline0.4953357

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4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he MADAGASCAR gang just gets better with time, and this new adventure is funny, exciting and heartwarming."Box Office "[T]he antically civilized spirit is infectious." -- Grade: B+Entertainment Weekly "MADAGASCAR 3 is all about exuberant motion, cute characters and gorgeous colors."Wall Street Journal "The animation artistry of MADGASCAR 3 is at its best under the big top, all cotton candy fluff and razzle dazzle."Los Angeles Times "[MADAGASCAR 3] consistently manages to surprise with a charm and wit all its own."Movieline0.4953357

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4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he MADAGASCAR gang just gets better with time, and this new adventure is funny, exciting and heartwarming."Box Office "[T]he antically civilized spirit is infectious." -- Grade: B+Entertainment Weekly "MADAGASCAR 3 is all about exuberant motion, cute characters and gorgeous colors."Wall Street Journal "The animation artistry of MADGASCAR 3 is at its best under the big top, all cotton candy fluff and razzle dazzle."Los Angeles Times "[MADAGASCAR 3] consistently manages to surprise with a charm and wit all its own."Movieline0.4953357

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4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he MADAGASCAR gang just gets better with time, and this new adventure is funny, exciting and heartwarming."Box Office "[T]he antically civilized spirit is infectious." -- Grade: B+Entertainment Weekly "MADAGASCAR 3 is all about exuberant motion, cute characters and gorgeous colors."Wall Street Journal "The animation artistry of MADGASCAR 3 is at its best under the big top, all cotton candy fluff and razzle dazzle."Los Angeles Times "[MADAGASCAR 3] consistently manages to surprise with a charm and wit all its own."Movieline0.4953357

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3 stars out of 5 -- "[A] tight, emotionally invested movie....[The] actors find meaning in pauses and empty moments..."Box Office "For the first time, the lo-fi purity of Swanberg's style is a conduit to something that transcends youth....What looks like a drama of adultery turns out to be an exploration of how spaces between people can separate them or join them, often at the same moment." -- Grade: A-Entertainment Weekly "Joe Swanberg makes movies about people struggling to remove the quotation marks around what they say....The film takes on a sense of mounting dread..."A.V. Club0.3962686

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3 stars out of 4 -- "It documents a train wreck....A train that flies off the tracks and tumbles into the abyss."Chicago Sun-Times "[I]t's a grimier version of BORAT, an interactive one in which the audience acts as the squirming dupe trying to judge how to respond to the questionable reality of the experience....Riveting..." -- Grade: BA.V. Club "[An] energetic directorial debut....The fact that an audience can watch the film to the end and not be completely sure where reality ends and playtime begins is a tribute to Affleck's skills at mimicking documentary tropes..."Hollywood Reporter "[I]f it all is make believe, then one must applaud Phoenix's Andy Kaufman-like transformation, and his ability to stay in character for close to a year and a half."Premiere 4 stars out of 5 -- "[B]rilliant, often hilarious....The film is a riveting piece of cinematic theater that satirizes artistic pretension and celebrity culture."Box Office "Affleck uses Phoenix's descent to forge a riveting -- and, in its way, cautionary -- case study of a celebrity ragingly addicted to his own psychodrama." -- Grade: A-Entertainment Weekly "[A] riveting experiment....It'll knock you sideways..."Rolling Stone0.346735

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3 stars out of 4 -- "It documents a train wreck....A train that flies off the tracks and tumbles into the abyss."Chicago Sun-Times "[I]t's a grimier version of BORAT, an interactive one in which the audience acts as the squirming dupe trying to judge how to respond to the questionable reality of the experience....Riveting..." -- Grade: BA.V. Club "[An] energetic directorial debut....The fact that an audience can watch the film to the end and not be completely sure where reality ends and playtime begins is a tribute to Affleck's skills at mimicking documentary tropes..."Hollywood Reporter "[I]f it all is make believe, then one must applaud Phoenix's Andy Kaufman-like transformation, and his ability to stay in character for close to a year and a half."Premiere 4 stars out of 5 -- "[B]rilliant, often hilarious....The film is a riveting piece of cinematic theater that satirizes artistic pretension and celebrity culture."Box Office "Affleck uses Phoenix's descent to forge a riveting -- and, in its way, cautionary -- case study of a celebrity ragingly addicted to his own psychodrama." -- Grade: A-Entertainment Weekly "[A] riveting experiment....It'll knock you sideways..."Rolling Stone0.346735

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3 stars out of 4 -- "It documents a train wreck....A train that flies off the tracks and tumbles into the abyss."Chicago Sun-Times "[I]t's a grimier version of BORAT, an interactive one in which the audience acts as the squirming dupe trying to judge how to respond to the questionable reality of the experience....Riveting..." -- Grade: BA.V. Club "[An] energetic directorial debut....The fact that an audience can watch the film to the end and not be completely sure where reality ends and playtime begins is a tribute to Affleck's skills at mimicking documentary tropes..."Hollywood Reporter "[I]f it all is make believe, then one must applaud Phoenix's Andy Kaufman-like transformation, and his ability to stay in character for close to a year and a half."Premiere 4 stars out of 5 -- "[B]rilliant, often hilarious....The film is a riveting piece of cinematic theater that satirizes artistic pretension and celebrity culture."Box Office "Affleck uses Phoenix's descent to forge a riveting -- and, in its way, cautionary -- case study of a celebrity ragingly addicted to his own psychodrama." -- Grade: A-Entertainment Weekly "[A] riveting experiment....It'll knock you sideways..."Rolling Stone0.346735

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3 stars out of 4 -- "It documents a train wreck....A train that flies off the tracks and tumbles into the abyss."Chicago Sun-Times "[I]t's a grimier version of BORAT, an interactive one in which the audience acts as the squirming dupe trying to judge how to respond to the questionable reality of the experience....Riveting..." -- Grade: BA.V. Club "[An] energetic directorial debut....The fact that an audience can watch the film to the end and not be completely sure where reality ends and playtime begins is a tribute to Affleck's skills at mimicking documentary tropes..."Hollywood Reporter "[I]f it all is make believe, then one must applaud Phoenix's Andy Kaufman-like transformation, and his ability to stay in character for close to a year and a half."Premiere 4 stars out of 5 -- "[B]rilliant, often hilarious....The film is a riveting piece of cinematic theater that satirizes artistic pretension and celebrity culture."Box Office "Affleck uses Phoenix's descent to forge a riveting -- and, in its way, cautionary -- case study of a celebrity ragingly addicted to his own psychodrama." -- Grade: A-Entertainment Weekly "[A] riveting experiment....It'll knock you sideways..."Rolling Stone0.346735

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"Linney continues to create wonderfully comic neurotics....[The characters] remain vividly engaging."Box Office "THE SAVAGES is terrific -- A movie of uncommon appreciation for the nature and nurture that go into making us who we are, a perfectly calibrated drama both compassionate and unsentimental." -- Grade: AEntertainment Weekly "[A] beautifully nuanced tragicomedy about two floundering souls....A true-to-life tale told by a director and actors who've sunk so deep into their movie together you wonder how they ever surfaced."New York Times 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "[A] remarkably clear-eyed portrait....While the film is heart-wrenchingly sad, it also is mordantly funny, uncomfortably prickly and above all, unflinching in its depiction of a believable sibling relationship."USA Today 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "Linney is an amazement, showing vulnerability and strength at war for a character's soul....With the help of acting giants, Jenkins turns THE SAVAGES into a twisted, bittersweet pleasure."Rolling Stone "[A] marvellously acute, poignant and witty drama....The film retains a quirky, uplifting quality..."Sight and Sound 4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] thoughtful, mordant and exquisitely scripted portrait of an estranged brother and sister..."Total Film "For a tender, uncommonly perceptive look at sibling relationships and a profound meditation on death and the meaning we draw from experience, THE SAVAGES is singularly funny and seriously moving."Los Angeles Times 4 stars out of 5 -- "THE SAVAGES makes a virtue of its sidetracked setting, finding scuffed humour in the minutiae of human life, so that when the laughs do come they feel profound, jagged and real."Empire 3 stars out of 5 -- "[W]ell-observed social comedy and great acting by two of America's best....An insightful, uncompromised look at the banal and unavoidable realities of family life."Uncut0.2476679

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