Margaret Synopsis
A teenager feels responsible for a fatal traffic accident and tries to make amends.
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Washington Post

By Ann Hornaday
Ambitious, affecting, unwieldy and haunting, it's an eccentric, densely atmospheric, morally hyper-aware masterpiece that refuses to follow...
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88

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Margaret, for all its flaws, is a film of rare beauty and shocking gravity.
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88

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Who knows what movie Lonergan was searching for in all that footage? But what emerges from the tinkering and legal skirmishes is an...
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80

Movieline

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It's not a film that's easy to love, but like a song you at first can't stand but then end up humming all day, it works its way past your...
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80

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Margaret - titled after a poem - reflects its adolescent subject with striking accuracy. It can be frustrating and self-important, clumsy...
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Besides Paquin, who delivers a once-in-a-lifetime performance as the maddeningly inconsistent Lisa, also wrenchingly fine are Jeannie...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
A half hour before the finish, Margaret loses altitude and starts looking for a place, any place, to land. Instead it crashes, in slow...
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Lonergan's dialogue can sweep you up in a whoosh of personality and ideas, but it's hard to see what, apart from ego, convinced him that...
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63

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
For a 90-minute movie, Margaret has a thin story. So it's unfortunate that it runs 2 1/2 hours.
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

By Sheri Linden
Fine performances and bristling language compel in this overlong, often off-putting but well-observed New York story.
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good but not that good

By alen6.0
Its good if you like a movie like drive...

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By LaRosa
Rent it. It goes on for too long and it gets kind of annoying. The main lesson in this film is, don't cross the street until you've seen the cars come to a complete stop....

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Rated R | For disturbing images, strong language, some drug use and sexuality
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 16+ Chaotic coming-of-age drama with teen sex, drugs.
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VIOLENCE & SCARINESS
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CONSUMERISM
DRINKING & DRUGS
SEXY STUFF