Metacritic Movie Ratings
Fireflies in the Garden Reviews

2.0

34

out of 100

Metascore®
Generally unfavorable reviews
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 50

    out of 100

    Entertainment WeeklyLisa Schwarzbaum

    The resentments acted out at the dining table by the rest of this miserable family - gathered for a graduation celebration that turns into a wake - are so oppressive that Eugene O'Neill might ask, ''Too much?''

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-TimesRoger Ebert

    The screenplay shows signs of being inspired by personal memories that still hurt and are still piling up in Michael's mind. Fair enough, but the film doesn't sort this out clearly, and we experience vignettes in search of a story arc.

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  • 40

    out of 100

    Los Angeles TimesBetsy Sharkey

    There's a strange sort of diffidence that seems to inhabit Dafoe and Roberts' performances, and the disconnect between the two Janes is simply insurmountable.

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  • 40

    out of 100

    The Hollywood ReporterKirk Honeycutt

    Dennis Lee comes up empty. Kids, parents, siblings, an aunt and an estranged wife all bicker and yell, but the noise cancels itself out. The movie is one long argument, tiresome and repetitive, that produces more heat than light.

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