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Metascore

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80
Take This Waltz is frank, erotic, often very funny and sometimes startling, with an underlying tragic sensibility.
80
Despite a few tonal and structural missteps, this intelligent, perceptive drama proves as intimately and gratifyingly femme-focused as Polley's 2006 debut, "Away From Her."
75
The film's emotional truth and honesty allows us to forgive a great many flaws.
70
Village Voice
There are enough unexpected delights, such as repurposing "Video Killed the Radio Star" during a critical moment between Margot and Daniel, to keep us interested in their drawn-out, teasing, tantalizing courtship.
67
By never standing back from Margot, the movie courts vagueness as well.
63
Slant Magazine
Take This Waltz is full of chance encounters, some less likely than a lobby with nine hundred windows or a bed where the moon has been sweating.
60
Boxoffice Magazine
Williams embodies Margot's inner turmoil with an unfussy sense of terrified instability.
60
The troubling turns the story takes, which are meant as a rebuke to happily-ever-after stereotypes, are much more interesting in conception than they are in execution.
40
This sophomore feature is a stumble backwards in terms of maturity.
20
The Guardian
In theory, these are twentysomethings we're talking about. But they walk and talk like fortysomethings or fiftysomethings, such is their dullness and self-absorption.

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