50

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Has amusing moments, but falls apart as quickly as a cheap knockoff.
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50

Variety

By Robert Koehler
Michele Maher's Garmento appears more shocked at the fashion industry's cynical side than moviegoers are likely to be, making its drama of corruption a preordained snooze.
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40

L.A. Weekly

By Chuck Wilson
Maher's filmmaking is competent -- the sets are inventive, and all the camera angles match up -- but someone should have warned her that neither she nor her young cast is experienced enough to pull off the line “The only people buying it are the faggots.”
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40

The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
Although Garmento exhibits a flailing comic energy, its eagerness to condemn everything about Seventh Avenue, along with its sub-par acting and a choppy narrative style that finally runs amok, lends it a tone of hysterical finger-pointing.
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40

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
Without an assured character at its center, the movie quickly collapses in a heap of moldy clichés and contrived (and not especially funny) situations.
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30

Village Voice

By Ed Park
The story has too many characters, about whom we know too little.
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25

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
A toothless, dated Seventh Avenue satire with shaky script, direction and acting - is the movie equivalent of something you'd find on the deep-markdown rack at Daffy's.
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20

Los Angeles Times

By Kevin Thomas
Garmento has nothing going for it. First-time writer-director Michele Maher spent three years working in Manhattan's fashion industry...her attempts at satire are feeble and trite, and her stereotypical characters are without interest.
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33 out of 100
Generally unfavorable reviews
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