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Based on 14 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 75
    Walter Addiego San Francisco Chronicle

    Bujalski has a serious talent for finding resonance in the mundane. show more

  • 60
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Fans of Andrew Bujalski's previous mumblecore movies are the likeliest audience for his latest, a modest, slice-of-life indie that doesn't quite live up to his earlier efforts. show more

  • 50
    The Hollywood Reporter

    This is another rough-edged, noodling affair in which genial but frustratingly self-absorbed twenty- and thirty-somethings chatter on and on about their lives, loves and finances. show more

  • 75
    V.A. Musetto New York Post

    As Mark Twain didn't say, reports of the death of mumblecore are greatly exaggerated. As proof, I offer Andrew Bujalski's wise and wondrous Beeswax. show more

  • 75
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    It all feels studiously artless - some people huffily insist that Bujalski’s movies aren’t movies at all - but the more you contemplate his landscapes, the more his control over their various elements is revealed. He’s the real deal: a maturing artist obsessed with how and why - and if - his generation will mature. show more

  • 70
    Stina Chyn Film Threat

    Oddly engaging and has me wishing I could spend a week observing Jeannie, Lauren, and know, without a camera as a mediator. show more

  • 67
    Marc Savlov Austin Chronicle

    While it initially feels like a known quantity (although mentioning the "M"-word – mumblecore – is both pointless and distracting), Beeswax proves to be much more than simply another extreme close-up of late-twentysomething naifs trying to gather enough energy to flail about, emotionally or otherwise. show more

  • 67
    Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly

    There are fine, fresh observational moments, but the film is much ado about not so much. show more

  • 90
    A.O. Scott The New York Times

    Beeswax, at first glance a modest, ragged slice of contemporary life, turns out to be a remarkably subtle, even elegant movie. show more

  • 70
    Andrew O'Hehir

    This warm, graceful and fundamentally optimistic movie snuck up on me, in the best possible way. show more

  • August 19, 2009 dannnnnnnnnybang
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    I recently saw Beeswax at the NY screening. I've seen Andrew Bujalski's other films and similarly, he uses a very realistic approach to his filmmaking. The performances are strong by their realism and how natural it appears. There are many moments in the film I found myself marveling at like intimate moments in bed and sisters taking pictures of each other out in a field. Really enjoyed it and highly recommend it.

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