(2011)

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Metascore

Based on 11 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
70
With its small cast and focus on performance, Union Square promises to be a welcome showcase for Sorvino, and the early rhymes with Miss Linda are intriguingly open-ended.
67
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 their families may be the only ones who really know who they are.
63
Union Square's biggest flaw is its predictability.
60
Despite its problems, there's a touching sweetness at the heart of Nancy Savoca's intimate family drama about estranged sisters trying to reconnect.
60
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 lively, nervous energy and an expansive sympathy for the mismatched women at its heart.
50
Slant Magazine
Nancy Savoca's film begins in caricature and ends in sentimentality, only briefly hitting the sweet spot in between.
50
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 experiment.
50
Sorvino brings a spark, but neither she nor Patti LuPone, in an amusing cameo, can overcome the clockwork-like plod to the end.
42
The plot slogs along and family secrets are hauled out, each more implausible than the next.
40
Sorvino's Bronx bawler veers from mascara-streaked monster to outer-borough sage as each scene requires, while Savoca's agitated camera strains for handheld immediacy but ends up just looking amateurish and ugly.

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