Margaret
Margaret (2011)

Margaret centers on a 17-year-old New York City high-school student who feels certain that she inadvertently played a role in a traffic accident that has claimed a woman's life. In her attempts to set things right she meets with… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: July 10, 2012
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Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
75%
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User Score
48%



Critic Score: 75% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A surfeit of ideas contributes to Margaret's excessive run time, but Anna Paquin does a admirable job of guiding viewers through emotional hell.

J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

Even in its truncated state, this is pretty gripping stuff.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

Messy but masterful; a sprawling portrait of what it means to be a bright young woman who's realizing that the world isn't the warm bath of acceptance that her privileged life would indicate.

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Guy Lodge
Empire Magazine

Knotty, ambitious and trading in messy human truths, it's the work of a master dramatist. Here's hoping Lonergan's next one reaches us a little faster.

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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

Ambitious, affecting, unwieldy and haunting, it's an eccentric, densely atmospheric, morally hyper-aware masterpiece...

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Margaret comes apart at the seams as you watch it, but it gives off a lovely light. Seek it out. You can thank me later.

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Jack Giroux
Film School Rejects

A messy-yet-poignant dramatic opera about the power of regret, loss, and worst of all, being a teenager.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

It's a passionate, fascinating mess, like its abrasive main character.

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Richard Brody
New Yorker

For all its awkwardness and uncertainty, the film is a city symphony, romantic yet scathing, lyrical with street life and vaulting skylines, reckless with first adventure...

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Neil Smith
Total Film

If two and a half hours in the company of quarrelsome, self-absorbed New Yorkers don't sound too punishing, there's much to like.

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Flixster Audience Score: 48% Flixster User Reviews
Chris Weber
Featuring a star studded cast, this is writer/director Kenneth Lonergan's epic, operatic look at a high schooler's loss of innocence. I should note… More
Bruce Bruce
This movie kind of went there and dies. It set a plot right off the bat and that was it. Enjoyable yes, interesting ahhh? The acting just wasn't then best… More
Cynthia S.
I tried to like this movie. It was full of very familiar faces, but that wasn't enough for me. It just seemed to go on, and on, with very few changes. It… More
Stella Dallas
looks like it's a love it or hate it kinda film. i watched the cut version and the editing problems are clearly visible, in the last hour especially. due… More
Wahida K
First of all, for Ruffalo fans: Mark Ruffalo`s appereance in the Movie was like a "cameo". Second: As much other reviewers has been focusing on… More
Mark Walker
"Margaret" marks the second feature of writer/director Kenneth Lonergan after his Oscar nominated debut "You Can Count On Me". It was… More