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Damsels in Distress

Overview


Genre :

Drama, Comedy, Romance

Release Date :

April 06, 2012 (Limited)

MPAA Rating :

PG-13

Director :

Whit Stillman

Starring :

Greta Gerwig, Adam Brody, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Analeigh Tipton, Ryan Metcalf, Billy Magnussen, Carrie MacLemore, Hugo Becker, Aubrey Plaza, Caitlin Fitzgerald, Meredith Hagner

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  Be the 1st!

2 of 5

“..turns its wit on the witless..”
by Sam Adams [Los Angeles Times]
3.5 of 4

“..to luxuriate for two hours in that retro bubble of sparkling wit is a pleasure not to be missed..”
by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]
3.5 of 5

“..the actors often lack direction..”
by A.O. Scott [New York Times]
3.5 of 4

“..more stylized and theatrical, almost surreal at times, and less accommodating to his trademark brand of razor-sharp dialogue..”
by Rick Groen [Globe and Mail]
2 of 4

“..its blend of slapstick, erudite dialogue and empty philosophizing is more convoluted than clever..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
“..it's too talky, too smart, too long and 100 percent chaste..”
by Andrew O'Hehir [Salon.com]
Review rate : B

“..it's a whipsmart and arch screenplay and for viewers willing to play along..”
by Kevin Jagernauth [The Playlist]
“..innocence deserted teen movies ages ago, but it makes a comeback, revived and romanticized, in this joyous anachronism..”
by Richard Corliss [TIME Magazine]
3 of 5

“..goofily articulate script threatens to drown the performers..”
by Joe Neumaier [New York Daily News]
4 of 5

“..captivates with a brisk, broad and bright comedic sensibility that speaks to a certain kind of audience..”
by James Rocchi [MSN Movies]
“..as it is we get another Whit Stillman movie: droll and precious, erudite and talky..”
by Lee Marshall [Screen Daily]
“..a flawed but frequently hilarious comeback..”
by Neil Young [Hollywood Reporter]
“..a film that raises laughs even with its end credits..”
by Leslie Felperin [Variety]

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