Hannah Takes the Stairs
Hannah Takes the Stairs (2007)

American independent filmmaker Joe Swanberg's 2007 feature Hannah Takes the Stairs concerns Hannah (Greta Gerwig), a recent college graduate who spends one long, unsatisfying summer in the Windy City attempting to achieve romantic… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: April 22, 2008
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Critic Score: 59% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Although not terribly focused, Hannah Takes the Stairs contains refreshing realism.

David Jenkins
Time Out

It's never enough to establish any sensitivity or social pertinence beyond the trifling tiffs which are playing out on screen.

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Sid Smith
Chicago Tribune

Chop off a star if you're not up for highly experimental cinema.

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David Parkinson
Empire Magazine

Smart and engaging, but too many meandering breeze-shooting sequences.

G. Allen Johnson
San Francisco Chronicle

Joe Swanberg's film wears out its welcome about halfway through its 83 minutes.

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Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times

When it works, it works like a charm.

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Jamie Russell
Film4

Less dazed and confused than mumbling and mundane, this drama focuses on social awkwardness and twentysomething blues. Skipping aimlessly from scene to scene it offers little observations and rewards low expectations.

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Bill Stamets
Chicago Sun-Times

[Director] Swanberg nails the inane fun of youth.

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Carina Chocano
Los Angeles Times

Perfectly encapsulates the slow-motion, frustrated feeling of early adulthood, when longing and inchoate desire easily outnumber actual transformative events and achievements.

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Wendy Ide
Times [UK]

There's only so much twentysomething navel-gazing one can listen to before wanting to slap some sense - and some fully formed sentences - into them all.

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Flixster Audience Score: 45% Flixster User Reviews
Tom S.
Very few of the characters were compelling enough to make the improvised, handheld, do-it-yourself style work. But Hannah is one of them.

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