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Based on 15 Reviews
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  • 75
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    I don't want to damn Holofcener's efforts with faint praise, but the best way to describe Walking and Talking is to say that it's pleasant and charming. show more

  • 63
    Mike Clark USA Today

    But when material is this fragile, virtually every scene is obligated to click for the result to become something special. Ultimately, this walking and talking comes perilously close to becoming a gab-fest treadmill. [26 Jul 1996, Pg.04.D] show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    One thing I like about the film is the way it teasingly introduces elements that, in other films, would lead to big dramatic formulas, and then sidesteps them. show more

  • 75
    TV Guide

    If the very idea of another movie about a bunch of overprivileged thirtysomethings and their relationships has you reaching for your revolver, Nicole Holofcener's winning debut feature will come as a pleasant surprise. show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Holofcener has an ear for dialogue, and, as is often the case with the best character- centered films, a chief pleasure is simply enjoying what the participants have to say to one another. show more

  • 80

    Only once dipping into huggy sentimentality, we are happily spared the run-of-the-mill best mates saga the premise threatens. Instead this is a deeper and wonderfully engrossing picture with characters easy to sympathise with show more

  • 89
    Austin Chronicle

    Rarely does a first film depict characters who seem so comfortably familiar, and even less frequently are these characters three-dimensional women. show more

  • 67
    Lisa Schwarzbaum Entertainment Weekly

    Walking and Talking is saved from utter banality by a script dotted with occasional buoyant moments of tenderness and wit, as well as by the light touch of its attractive cast. show more

  • 90
    Elvis Mitchell The New York Times

    Concentrating on the fine-tuned trivia that fuels so much television comedy, it also creates two bright, appealing heroines and watches them face life's little insults with fresh, disarming humor. show more

  • 80
    Kevin Thomas Los Angeles Times

    It's a downright refreshing experience to be presented with people you can identify with, recognize yourself in them, without being asked to like them. show more

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