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October 22, 2012
Fantastic movie...fantastic script....loved it. Also New York City plays as another character of the movie...Great acting too. Anna has matured as a great actress...Kudos to her and everyone involved in this complex movie...
July 25, 2012
I enjoyed it though it was a bit long. Great acting kept my attention throughout.
July 14, 2012
In the version we saw today, I think there is a good movie in there somewhere, and a couple interesting performances. But this version seemed to need some really good editing. Apparently it had been edited down to 150 minutes (?! there was more?)...however, so much more could've been sacrificed to make a much tighter story. And so many really good actors were wasted in very small roles. So many
December 12, 2008
When, oh when is this movie to be released?
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It's not a film that's easy to love, but like a song you at first can't stand but then end up humming all day, it works its way past your defenses and curls in close. Full Review
The New York Times
To watch the long, painful last hour of this movie is to watch all of his good ideas and smart impulses collapse into a heap of half-written, awkwardly acted, increasingly frantic scenes. Full Review
Los Angeles Times
Lonergan has created a forceful yet extremely fitful film that teases with moments of brilliance only to frustrate in the end. Margaret is an unrealized dream, one you wish he'd gotten as right as his 2000 debut, "You Can Count on Me." Full Review
Besides Paquin, who delivers a once-in-a-lifetime performance as the maddeningly inconsistent Lisa, also wrenchingly fine are Jeannie Berlin as the best friend of the deceased and J. Smith-Cameron as Lisa's actress mother. Full Review
New York Daily News
Margaret - titled after a poem - reflects its adolescent subject with striking accuracy. It can be frustrating and self-important, clumsy and naive. But it's also passionate, curious and filled with insight, so unafraid in its ambitions that even the flaws are interesting. Every bold vision requires respect; a few deserve celebration. This is one of them, imperfections and all. Full Review