Union Square Synopsis
Estranged sisters are forced to resolve their differences when one arrives at the other's doorstep.
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Arizona Republic

By Kerry Lengel
It is intended for an audience that is willing to take a journey without knowing the destination.
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By Michelle Orange
With its small cast and focus on performance, Union Square promises to be a welcome showcase for Sorvino, and the early rhymes with Miss...
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The A.V. Club

By Noel Murray
There isn't much to Union Square, but the movie does understand how people want to love their families on their own terms, forgetting that...
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By James Adams
Union Square's biggest flaw is its predictability.
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Despite its problems, there's a touching sweetness at the heart of Nancy Savoca's intimate family drama about estranged sisters trying to...
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The New York Times

By A.O. Scott
Union Square has the busy, hemmed-in talkiness of a theater piece, with too much forced to happen in too short a time. But it also has a...
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New York Observer

By Rex Reed
The actors are so good, though, that they make you want to see what they could do in a better movie than this tedious acting-class...
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Slant Magazine

By Andrew Schenker
Nancy Savoca's film begins in caricature and ends in sentimentality, only briefly hitting the sweet spot in between.
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New York Post

Sorvino brings a spark, but neither she nor Patti LuPone, in an amusing cameo, can overcome the clockwork-like plod to the end.
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Time Out New York

By Eric Hynes
Sorvino's Bronx bawler veers from mascara-streaked monster to outer-borough sage as each scene requires, while Savoca's agitated camera...
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Savoca is an Indie legend for a reason

By silkys
Anything Nancy Savoca makes is a gem. Her films are small miracles of character, story telling and meaning. I caught this at the Toronto Film Festival where it was invited to open. As soon as I saw...

Fantastic Cast and a Haunting Script

By ChelseaMP
This movie features some of the best acting and tightest storytelling you'll see all year. As soon as you think you have a character figured out -- BOOM, the game changes. Tammy Blanchard and Mira...

Union Square

By dmarcic
The beauty and elegance of this movie catches you by surprise, because it starts out loud and extraverted and then takes you to this lovely, sweet, beautiful quiet place where sisters who thought...

Another beauty from Savoca

By billi
It really angers me that people can make comic book movie after comic book movie these days backed by gazillions of dollars, but when a moviemaker of true worth comes along where's the money? ...


By d2000g
Goes nowhere and ends abruptly just as it seems to be getting started. Don't waste your money....

Great casting

By lvegas
I like anything that Tammy Blanchard is in. The casting was great and the story was really good. The script and acting was fantastic....

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Rated NR