Greenberg Synopsis
A ne'er-do-well (Ben Stiller) finds a soul mate in his brother's assistant (Greta Gerwig).
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
The wonder of the film is how good it makes us feel. Greenberg scintillates with intelligence, razor's-edge humor and austere empathy for...
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90

NPR

By Ella Taylor
Greenberg is on every level the work of a more mature filmmaker, and quite possibly a happier man.
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88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Greenberg, with Stiller's sad and self-mocking portrait at its core, is well worth getting to know.
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88

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Powerfully honest, insightful and poignant.
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Baumbach's movies are addictive dispatches from a genteel jungle of white privilege, where highly educated people behave badly. I can't...
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75

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Noah Baumbach makes nature documentaries disguised as indie comedy-dramas.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Jennifer Jason Leigh (Baumbach's wife) appears in two scenes, as an ex-girlfriend of Greenberg, and she's quietly brilliant, as always.
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
See this darkly comic character study unburdened by preconceptions.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
While winning no points for originality, Baumbach and his co-conspirator in the script, Jennifer Jason Leigh -- have created an...
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70

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
The movie may wear its shagginess on its sleeve, but Stiller knows exactly what he’s doing.
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MY PERSONAL OPINION IS NO.......

By lovestalentmoviefan
.....but that is because I don't like this type of movie. If this is your taste, Stiller does a marvelous job of instilling real detest. His neuroses just plain offend everybody,and he doesn't care....

My new favorite Noah Baumbach flick

By namtastic
But I'll admit, it's not for everyone. Please keep in mind: this is a character study. It's a unintentional-romance where the humor exists within a stronger drama, and if you can accept the two...

Greenberg and Us

By bobby201
Pictured a character we all know in life -- we even may recognize a bit of ourselves. While more self-involved than most, Greenberg makes a real effort to grow past his self-centeredness and actually...

Plodding and plotless; reality tv but worse

By juliang
Want to see the dull minute to minute life of trailer trash, who wasted his golf talent..watch Being John Daly on the golf Channel. Want to see even lower trailer trash get busted in a 1/2 nelson on...

Ben Stiller Plays A Creep

By tombyrom
This was a major disappointment. The Ben Stiller character is a 40 year old immature jerk. The 25 year old who falls for him is an airhead. There is maybe one funny line in the whole movie. ...

Five Word Review

By DirkWalvoord
what's to like? - nothing...

Greenburg

By ragsmom
This movie is probably the biggerst waste of time ever. There was nothing good about it....

Superb Adult Filmmaking

By lookherefilms
Everything about this movie oozes class. It is understated, intelligent, thoughtful. This is a movie for adults, about adults...or more accurately, those struggling with adulthood. My girlfriend and...

Five Word Review

By seyah12
wish this movie went somewhere...

Greenburg Sucks!

By zigedy
Worst movie I ever sat through!! Do NOT waste your time or money!...

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Rated R | For some strong sexuality, drug use, and language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 17+ Unhealthy relationship is focus of darkly funny adult drama.
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