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: September 30, 2011
DVD Release Date: July 10, 2012
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Critic Score: 74% 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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Robert Koehler
Cinema Scope

In Margaret, everyone has her own opera.

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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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Martin Tsai
Critic's Notebook

"Margaret" not only faithfully captures a young woman's growing pains, it also serves as an emblem for our collective post-9/11 grieving process.

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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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Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly

This movie may be a lot of things, but finished isn't one of them.

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Flixster Audience Score: 48% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
It took so many years and two lawsuits to have this film edited and released, but the final result is this bloated and self-important mess of ideas that… More
Christian C
Margaret is an excellent film. The director has tackled a gritty and challenging subject with an exquisite eye to detail. The performances by Anna Paquin and… More
Kevin M. Williams
A self-obsessed teenager of New York style privilege endeavors to correct a wrong done to an innocent, and that's just the introductory tip of the iceberg… More
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
Nicki Marie
This is a movie I wanted to see for ages. I even tried to track a dvd copy down, but I could never find it at a reasonable price. My thoughts after finally… 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