• Released
  • July 17, 1996
  • R
  • Comedy
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90

The New York Times

By Elvis Mitchell
Concentrating on the fine-tuned trivia that fuels so much television comedy, it also creates two bright, appealing heroines and watches them face life's little insults with fresh, disarming humor.
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89

Austin Chronicle

Rarely does a first film depict characters who seem so comfortably familiar, and even less frequently are these characters three-dimensional women.
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80

Empire

Only once dipping into huggy sentimentality, we are happily spared the run-of-the-mill best mates saga the premise threatens. Instead this is a deeper and wonderfully engrossing picture with characters easy to sympathise with
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80

Los Angeles Times

By Kevin Thomas
It's a downright refreshing experience to be presented with people you can identify with, recognize yourself in them, without being asked to like them.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
I don't want to damn Holofcener's efforts with faint praise, but the best way to describe Walking and Talking is to say that it's pleasant and charming.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
One thing I like about the film is the way it teasingly introduces elements that, in other films, would lead to big dramatic formulas, and then sidesteps them.
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75

TV Guide

If the very idea of another movie about a bunch of overprivileged thirtysomethings and their relationships has you reaching for your revolver, Nicole Holofcener's winning debut feature will come as a pleasant surprise.
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Holofcener has an ear for dialogue, and, as is often the case with the best character- centered films, a chief pleasure is simply enjoying what the participants have to say to one another.
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Walking and Talking is saved from utter banality by a script dotted with occasional buoyant moments of tenderness and wit, as well as by the light touch of its attractive cast.
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63

USA Today

By Mike Clark
But when material is this fragile, virtually every scene is obligated to click for the result to become something special. Ultimately, this walking and talking comes perilously close to becoming a gab-fest treadmill. [26 Jul 1996, Pg.04.D]
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67 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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