70

Boxoffice Magazine

If you're a fan of upper-crust New England intellectuals or one of them yourself, Ceremony is probably your perfect movie.
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60

Los Angeles Times

If the scenario is unconvincing, debuting writer-director Max Winkler has a feel for the dynamics of this kind of ritualized yet informal social gathering, and his affection for his characters is clear.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Amy Biancolli
Like its protagonist, Ceremony is as smart as it is exasperating.
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
The offbeat comedy is not entirely devoid of charm, but its derivativeness is almost embarrassing.
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50

The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
In its mixture of the quirky and the downbeat, Ceremony aspires to be a hybrid of Noah Baumbach's "Margot at the Wedding" and Wes Anderson's "Rushmore" but falls far short.
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50

Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
By the time Ceremony reaches its admittedly clever finale, you're too wrung out from Angarano's tiresome antics and Winkler's unconvincing dialogue to care who ends up marrying whom.
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40

Time Out New York

By Keith Uhlich
Ceremony passes by quickly and painlessly, its annoyances easily forgotten. On the plus side, Thurman and Angarano do work up a sweet odd-pair chemistry.
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40

The Hollywood Reporter

By John DeFore
Sporadically funny though less effective at selling its melancholy undercurrents.
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40

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
A story that never finds a reason for its own existence.
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25

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
At its best, the movie is an unbearably precious slice of stale imitation Wes Anderson. But at its worst, it's dull and strangled by its own would-be jaunty deadpan.
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40 out of 100
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