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  1. fearraigh's rating of the film The Squid and the Whale

    After watching the similarly themed Meyerowitz, I gave Baumbach's feature debut a first watch since it came out. It holds up more than well, even accumulating greater depth with the work that has come after it. Daniels is but the first of frustrated father artists in Baumbach's films and Eisenberg and Klein are excellent as the siblings who choose sides in the divorce. Improbably funny too.

  2. malachiesipucheala94's rating of the film The Squid and the Whale

    Doar pt i hate nastase. He s an asshole altfel maybe 3

  3. Raymond Likes Subtitles's rating of the film The Squid and the Whale

  4. Harriehhh's rating of the film The Squid and the Whale

    This film just makes me so angry. A credit-worthy Jeff Daniels plays the asshole father to a T here, but watching his and Eisenberg's characters expound their toxic, masculine bullshit made me want to smash the TV. For 80 minutes we're faced with this white-washed farce of unnecessary conflict and egotism, that panders and preaches on divorce in such a self-righteous fashion that it becomes mostly unbearable.

  5. Diogo Costa's rating of the film The Squid and the Whale

    Baumbach's plot aesthetic of making every interaction quirky and almost surreal at times makes this movie a blast to watch.

  6. Joe Zaydon's rating of the film The Squid and the Whale

    I haven't cringed this hard at characters in a long time. A taught family drama that packs a lot into 81 minutes but could have easily (and probably should have been) a good 15-20 minutes longer.

  7. Quincy Houdayer's rating of the film The Squid and the Whale

    This is a wonderful depiction of a dysfunctional family. I hated the characters for the first 75% of the movie. I think it was well deserved.

  8. C's rating of the film The Squid and the Whale

    maybe the best film of the 00s about toxic masculinity and the prison of masculinity

  9. Louis Léonard's rating of the film The Squid and the Whale

  10. Madeleine Davis's rating of the film The Squid and the Whale

    watched this movie when i felt like this movie. i wonder what it's actually like? even then, i was bored by the subject matter.

  11. Alexander Dunkelberger's rating of the film The Squid and the Whale

    A solid work from Noah Baumbach, but I much prefer “Frances Ha.”

  12. senitree's rating of the film The Squid and the Whale

    The best is when he says that he wrote Hey You. Brilliant.

  13. Aardsy's rating of the film The Squid and the Whale

    I need more Brooklyn assholes in my life.

  14. Daniel S.'s rating of the film The Squid and the Whale

    ***1/2. Jesse Eisenberg and Jeff Daniels play two of the most irritating characters I've seen in years.

  15. Marjan Mar's rating of the film The Squid and the Whale

    Incredibly honest and sad. Life is just like that sometimes... Why should it be any different?...

  16. Khach Glauberrocha's rating of the film The Squid and the Whale

  17. Murat Erdem's rating of the film The Squid and the Whale

    Duru ve keyifli bir film. Senaryosu içten ve samimi bir yerden yazılmış.

  18. truffraud's rating of the film The Squid and the Whale

    children parenting children

  19. Ryan O'Connor (23)'s rating of the film The Squid and the Whale

  20. MGeo's rating of the film The Squid and the Whale

    This was a painful film for me to watch. My parents divorced in my 20s (although not as bitterly as Linney and Daniels) and it deeply scarred me. I recognized/was too familiar with the way Walt and Frank carried themselves emotionally in the film, even though I didn't do exactly what they did. Normally, I'd give this 5 stars, but because it was so personally painful for me to watch it gets 4 stars. Excellent film.

  21. case/y's rating of the film The Squid and the Whale

    at least i finished it

  22. Wee Hunk's rating of the film The Squid and the Whale

    Jeff Daniels should have 5 Oscars by now. He's so good I watched 'Fly Away Home'.

  23. Akosua Adasi's rating of the film The Squid and the Whale

    So so good. Jessie Eisenberg, Jeff Davis, and Noah Baumbach are just the best combination for me! plus jesse's girlfriend schooling him on being a pretentious asshole is so prime

  24. Chihao Tsang's rating of the film The Squid and the Whale

    Quite enjoyed this, strong cast, believable characters. Plot gets a bit lost but overall solid

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