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Based on 30 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 70
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    They turn what could have been an acting stunt into an intimate and compelling study of bruised emotions. show more

  • 100
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    A caustic comedy of Hollywood manners. show more

  • 50
    Staff [Not Credited] USA Today

    If one of its points is to show that underused thirtyish actresses still are attractive, it succeeds with Leigh and Cates -- and Jennifer Beals, who also provides a flashback feeling playing Cummings' ex-squeeze. show more

  • 40
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Like so many parties, this one goes on too long. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Has a loose, improvisatory feel that rings true. show more

  • 88
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    A caustic, funny, low-budget treat, shot on digital video. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    What makes The Anniversary Party intriguing is how close it cuts to the bone of reality--how we're teased to draw parallels between some of the characters and the actors who play them. show more

  • 63
    Jonathan Foreman New York Post

    Energetic, often very funny comedy filled with sharp, vivid performances by a terrific ensemble cast. show more

  • 63
    Jay Carr Boston Globe

    Isn't what you'd call a probing film, but it's a slick and savvy one. show more

  • 63
    Chris Kaltenbach Baltimore Sun

    A cautionary tale, a warning not to gather all of your neurotic friends in one room - or better yet, not to have so many neurotic friends. show more

  • September 22, 2012 Janis
    Report This User

    saw this last night, for the first time, on the Sundance channel. I loved it, but I love these independent movies and loved the actuing. Very nice sotry about people.

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