So it goes with the family in this movie. All of its members are engaged in a mutual process of shooting one another down. Watching Margot at the Wedding is like slowing for a gaper's block. Reviewed by: Roger Ebert of The Chicago Sun-Times.
Dissenters who see this film as a wallow in self-absorption aren't paying attention. Baumbach is acutely attuned to the droll mind games of smart people who only think they're impervious to feeling. Reviewed by Peter Travers of Rolling Stone.
These characters don't seem illuminating at all – just damned annoying and, ultimately, dead boring. Reviewed by: Rick Groen of The Globe and Mail (Toronto).
Well-acted tale of crushing family dysfunction. Parents need to know that this mature, sometimes-uncomfortable drama isn't for kids, even though Jack Black co-stars (this is definitely not one of his over-the-top comedy roles). Focused on the long-repressed conflicts between two adult sisters, its themes include competition, sexual desire and frustration, and passive-aggressive behavior. Several arguments include yelling and crying, and two brief fights show victims (men) getting kicked or hit. There are discussions and images of masturbation, rape, and abuse, and an adult man makes out with an adolescent girl. Language includes many uses of "f--k." Reviewed by: Cynthia Fuchs of Common Sense Media.