Garmento (2002)

Writer/director Michele Maher makes her feature debut with the satirical black comedy Garmento. Set in the garment district in N.Y.C. during the early '90s, fashion rookie Grindy Malone (Katie MacNichol) gets a job as an assistant to… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: March 10, 2002
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

Garmento has nothing going for it.

Bob Campbell
Newark Star-Ledger

Despite MacNichol's sneaky verve and Thornton's sly subtlety the lead characters swiftly fade and shrink.

Jules Brenner

In her three years in the garment industry, Maher may have learned her way around a sewing room but she picked up nothing about a movie set.

Gary Dowell
Dallas Morning News

As a satire, Garmento is toothless. As a comedy, it's funny only in spurts.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

Maher's feature debut has amusing moments, but falls apart as quickly as a cheap knockoff.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Maher in her debut as a director/writer does a good job showing why garmento is a derogatory term for the industry that has such a checkered past.

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

This shaky satire set in New York's garment district is consistently undone by an inconsistency of tone and less-than-assured directing and acting.

Lou Lumenick
New York Post

A toothless, dated Seventh Avenue satire with shaky script, direction and acting.

Cherryl Dawson and Leigh Ann Palone

At times, Garmento looks like the real deal, but underneath the label, it's just another designer rip-off.

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