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Based on 13 Reviews
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  • 75
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Stunning, beautifully observed character study. show more

  • 38
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    The production is as gaily colored as the margaritas, but the overall result is wan. show more

  • 75
    Megan Lehmann New York Post

    At once, a joyful celebration of female friendship and an unusually honest look at newly responsible young women wistfully saying goodbye to the dreams of their youth. show more

  • 70
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    The film's ensemble portrait of women caught between nostalgia for the tough and free-spirited babes they were (however much that freedom may have been illusory) and uncertainty about what their futures hold is almost painfully on target. show more

  • 67
    Kimberley Jones Austin Chronicle

    Square peg, round hole. That's what the twentysomethings who drift through Margarita Happy Hour are like. show more

  • 80
    Jessica Winter Village Voice

    Chaiken ably balances real-time rhythms with propulsive incident -- she catches subtler interior strains, too. show more

  • 80
    Kevin Thomas Los Angeles Times

    Chaiken manages to make the film conversational without seeming talky, the curse of many New York filmmakers, and she has as sure an instinct for the succinct image and brisk pacing as she does for dialogue. show more

  • 80
    Dennis Harvey Variety

    Emerges a surprisingly in-depth, wistful look at outgrowing a youth-only subculture. show more

  • 80
    Bill Gallo New Times (L.A.)

    Here's a knowing look at female friendship, spiked with raw urban humor. show more

  • 70
    Hazel-Dawn Dumpert L.A. Weekly

    Breaks in the film's otherwise smooth continuum, however, are bridged by Hutchins' soulful performance, and by Chaiken's excellent feel for the grace notes and steady tempo of native New York life, the sacredness of female friendship, and the precarious balance between love for oneself and for others. show more

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