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Based on 37 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 12 )
  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Dissenters who see this film as a wallow in self-absorption aren't paying attention. Baumbach is acutely attuned to the droll mind games of smart people who only think they're impervious to feeling. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    This is Baumbach's best yet. show more

  • 50
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Watching this movie feels a bit like being trapped on a weekend holiday with an unpredictable and seriously unhappy group of people. show more

  • 75
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Some call Margot a comedy. For me, it is a tragedy impaled by comic moments. show more

  • 50
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    For Kidman, it is a one-note performance dictated by the script. Leigh had more dimension to work with and gives the film's most honest performance. Meanwhile, Black, whose job is mostly to deliver comic relief, is completely lost - that is to say, not funny - in the material. show more

  • 90
    Michael Rechtshaffen The Hollywood Reporter

    Noah Baumbach has followed up his acclaimed 2005 breakthrough "The Squid and the Whale" with another wryly observed, giddily cringe-inducing, bracingly original winner. show more

  • 100
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    Baumbach’s achievement stings. It also has the sureness of tone and direction of a Chekhov story. show more

  • 88
    Glenn Kenny Premiere

    Margot is a fleet, strangely enjoyable film, animated by the acuity of Baumbach's perceptions and -- this helps a lot -- the frequent laugh-out-loud wit of his dialogue. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    So it goes with the family in this movie. All of its members are engaged in a mutual process of shooting one another down. Watching Margot at the Wedding is like slowing for a gaper's block. show more

  • 75
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    Bitter, brittle, condescending and petty, the titular character of Margot at the Wedding, fabulously played by Nicole Kidman, is a successful short story writer who resents other people's happiness. show more

  • May 22, 2008 Lady
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    The longest, most boring, most senseless movie I've seen in a long time. And- here's a tip for all you viewers out there- there never is a wedding! So if you're waiting for your misery to end by hanging on until you see "margot at the wedding" don't bother- I think the writer titled it that way so that people would watch it to the end. Two hours I'll never get back and never stop missing!

  • May 22, 2008 ginterts
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    I have never walked out of a theater where the entire audience tells those in line DO NOT SEE THIS MOVIE. The movie was attrocious. The characters were undeveloped and the narrative random and scattered. There were many offensive and bizarre bits. The story line was confusing. There was nothing redeeming about this movie. The trailer portrayed the movie as a comedy. It was absolutely painful to watch.

  • May 22, 2008 tld246
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    Very disappointing -- strange story line and weird ending. I can't believe Nicole Kidman lowered herself to this one.

  • May 22, 2008 lspgca
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    I am a movie fanatic. Love almost everything. This was a boring, pointless, unsatisfying, uncomfortable waste of time. No kidding.

  • May 22, 2008 ibshell17
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    My wife and I read some reviews written by movie goers at the theater warning us NOT to see this movie. We laughed it off as non-sense amateur reviews.They were not kidding though. This horrid movie belongs in the trash along with the manic who backed it, the screwball who directed it, and the actors who agreed to perform in it. HORRIBLE story, boring presentation and disgusting characters.SAVE YOUR MONEY...........DONATE TO CHARITY.....

  • May 22, 2008 samfeldman
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    i eat skyline 2 days a week thats how awesome it is

  • May 22, 2008 joanieras
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    Got a great price on my Angels Pool Cue & Angels pool table light. The Owner, Todd, even came over to my house and hung the light for free.

  • May 22, 2008 BILL and ADELE
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    What a bunch of garbage. Who really cares about the world of these dreadfully dysfunctional people. They make the mentally ill people I've worked with over the last fifty years seem like completely healthy people. The film was dark, the sound track muddy and the editing much too choppy. I rate this as one of the worst films I've ever seen. Right up there with the remake of "The Kid."

  • May 22, 2008 coolmamak
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    The acting was wonderful. The store very confusing. You are never sure who all of the characters are,or what their agenda may be.The trailor has you expecting much more humor. There is nothing funny about this movie. I could not recommended this movie to anyone.

  • May 22, 2008 lauraww12
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    I actually haven't seen this yet, but I've heard two songs by Steve Forbert (Romeo's Tune and one other) are included in the sound track. I LOVE Steve Forbert and you should too. Listen for his music in this movie.

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