Metascore
84

Universal acclaim - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 29
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 29
  3. Negative: 0 out of 29
  1. 100
    Together is unabashedly about people who need people. The film's satiric skewering of '70s liberalism works because it feels emotionally authentic.
  2. This is the rare movie that gets you to fall in love with characters you don't even like.
  3. 90
    Together is the kind of picture that makes you feel that there are many good reasons to actually LIKE mankind.
  4. Moodysson captures exactly the preening narcissism and gumption of these frazzled would-be revolutionaries trying to wriggle out of their bourgeois straitjackets.
  5. 90
    This hilarious and humane film nails its subject -- not just the unshaved armpits and the lack of underwear -- and marks Moodysson as a talent to watch.
  6. Aside from superb ensemble work from an 18-member cast, "Together's sense of human potential is its greatest pleasure.
  7. 90
    One of the most pleasant foreign films of the year, a funny, graceful and immensely good-natured work.
  8. Reviewed by: David Ansen
    90
    Has an almost perfect-pitch grasp of those messy, idealistic, vibrant times, when everyone was trying to reinvent himself from the ground up.
  9. Reviewed by: Richard Schickel
    90
    We are free to adore a sad, funny, always good-natured film that eccentrically, tolerantly explores that moment when revolutionary ardor commingled with bourgeois stolidity to form our present weirdly ambiguous culture.
  10. Terrifically funny and remarkably wise, a comedy that speaks volumes, without a polemical word, about the tension between rigid politics of any stripe and the imperatives of life and love.
  11. 90
    A wonderfully complex examination of sexual and material politics that's full of bravely provocative, gently funny, and warmly human encounters.
  12. 88
    Exquisitely captures the irony and hopefulness of the era.
  13. A mordantly funny, clear-eyed view of an extended family's mounting dysfunction in a changing society.
  14. It's a brilliant little microcosm of the '60s experience that, in a most gentle way, shows us how the counterculture probably was doomed from its inception.
User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Aug 26, 2010
    9
    Usually when a film is innately counterculture, it tries to at least appeal to that sort of audience. "Together" does exactly the opposite - it might be the harshest criticism of indivisualism I've seen on screen; it presents free choice as an empty idea that is rarely practiced by its supporters. Rather, it says that conventions exist for a reason: they're meant to prevent us from tearing each other apart. As bold as a message this is, the movie is likely to alienate its most avid supporters: people without an open mind. (Yes, that is an insult.) Full Review »