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The Squid and the Whale

Overview


Genre :

Drama

Release Date :

October 05, 2005 (NY)

MPAA Rating :

R

Director :

Noah Baumbach

Starring :

Jeff Daniels, Laura Linney, Jesse Eisenberg, Owen Kline, Halley Feiffer, William Baldwin, Alexandra Daddario, Eli Gelb, Henry Glovinsky, Anna Paquin

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  Be the 1st!

3.5 of 4

“..painfully sincere and delightfully silly film..”
by Nick Schager [Slant Magazine]
4 of 4

“..Lovingly shot, elegantly written and sharply acted,..”
by Francesca Dinglasan [Boxoffice Magazine]
4 of 5

“..is about three-fourths of one of the greatest films you will ever see...”
by Chris Barsanti [Filmcritic]
2 of 5

“..has some really good performances and is morally instructive...”
by Eric Lurio [Greenwich Village Gazette]
2.5 of 4

“..exceedingly well acted..”
by David Nusair [Reel Film Reviews]
4.5 of 5

“..caustically funny, awfully sad, pitilessly autobiographical coming-of-age story..”
by Lisa Schwarzbaum [Entertainment Weekly]
4 of 5

“..Baumbach has crafted an emotionally genuine little film..”
by Pete Vonder Haar [Film Threat, Hollywood's Indie Voice]
3 of 4

“..also one of the canniest comedies ever made..”
by Jami Bernard [New York Daily News]
3.5 of 4

“..a loosely autobiographical work of piercing intelligence and rueful, sharp-edged humor...”
by Tim Knight [Reel]
8 of 10

“..a highly original film..”
by Edward Douglas [Comingsoon]
“..a feast of inspired performances..”
by Scott Foundas [Variety at Sundance 2005]
5 of 5
Reviewed by [E! Online]
4 of 4
Reviewed by George Schmidt [MovieFreak]
3.5 of 4
Reviewed by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]
3.5 of 4
Reviewed by Jan Stuart [Newsday]
3.5 of 4
Reviewed by Daniel Fienberg [Zap2it]
3 of 4
Reviewed by Mike Szymanski [Hollywood]
Reviewed by Paul Malcolm [L.A. Weekly]

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