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Based on 37 Reviews
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  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    It's a hilarious and heartfelt ode to twentysomething angst. Braff has himself a winner. show more

  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    What the movie lacks -- a big lack, not a fatal lack -- is a compelling character at its center. Everyone in Garden State is fun, skewed, strange and singular. show more

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Though unlikely to have the lasting quality of "The Graduate," it feels a bit like that seminal film for today's generation. show more

  • 40
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Mr. Braff's idea of self-discovery is my idea of narcissism. show more

  • 75
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    The best performances are those of Portman and the resourceful Peter Sarsgaard (Shattered Glass) as Mark. show more

  • 75
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    Sometimes veers off into preciosity. But it offers something rare in the bond between Andrew and Sam. show more

  • 80
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Writer/director Zach Braff has threaded a powerful and intelligent personal story through a genre all too rare today – romantic comedy. show more

  • 100
    Peter Debruge Premiere

    Garden State gets it. Not since "The Graduate" has a movie nailed the beautiful terror of standing on the brink of adulthood with such satisfying precision. show more

  • 88
    Chris Kaltenbach Baltimore Sun

    Garden State is filled with characters you long to know more about, in situations to which almost anyone can relate. And that's as near a can't-miss movie formula as one can get. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    This is not a perfect movie; it meanders and ambles and makes puzzling detours. But it's smart and unconventional, with a good eye for the perfect This is not a perfect movie; it meanders and ambles and makes puzzling detours. But it's smart and unconventional, with a good eye for the perfect detail. show more

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