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  • 50
    Amy Biancolli San Francisco Chronicle

    Like its protagonist, Ceremony is as smart as it is exasperating. show more

  • 50
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    The offbeat comedy is not entirely devoid of charm, but its derivativeness is almost embarrassing. show more

  • 40
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    A story that never finds a reason for its own existence. show more

  • 40
    John DeFore The Hollywood Reporter

    Sporadically funny though less effective at selling its melancholy undercurrents. show more

  • 50
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    By the time Ceremony reaches its admittedly clever finale, you're too wrung out from Angarano's tiresome antics and Winkler's unconvincing dialogue to care who ends up marrying whom. show more

  • 25
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    At its best, the movie is an unbearably precious slice of stale imitation Wes Anderson. But at its worst, it's dull and strangled by its own would-be jaunty deadpan. show more

  • 70
    Boxoffice Magazine

    If you're a fan of upper-crust New England intellectuals or one of them yourself, Ceremony is probably your perfect movie. show more

  • 40
    Keith Uhlich Time Out New York

    Ceremony passes by quickly and painlessly, its annoyances easily forgotten. On the plus side, Thurman and Angarano do work up a sweet odd-pair chemistry. show more

  • 60
    Los Angeles Times

    If the scenario is unconvincing, debuting writer-director Max Winkler has a feel for the dynamics of this kind of ritualized yet informal social gathering, and his affection for his characters is clear. show more

  • 50
    Stephen Holden The New York Times

    In its mixture of the quirky and the downbeat, Ceremony aspires to be a hybrid of Noah Baumbach's "Margot at the Wedding" and Wes Anderson's "Rushmore" but falls far short. show more

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