100

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
A sweet, sharp coming-of-age romance, Adventureland is a little warmer, a little funnier and a lot more truthful than the last 20 or 30 of its ilk. Especially its Hollywood ilk.
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91

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
For nostalgia junkies, it's one from the heart.
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

With a keen affection for his own formative years, filmmaker Greg Mottola has crafted a funny and spunky amusement
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
This film makes you wonder why aren't there more young love movies?
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Mixes the intimate, indie vibe of "Daytrippers" with the absurdist screwball streak of "Superbad," to winning effect.
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63

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Adventureland throws a lot at us, but not enough of it sticks.
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Mottola, who wrote and directed 1996's "The Daytrippers," crafts smart, witty dialogue. But the movie suffers in tone. While much of the story feels like a brainier John Hughes comedy, it veers into more dramatic terrain and loses focus.
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60

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
There's no shortage of felicitous lines or interesting performances, yet the movie, like the amusement park of its title, feels constructed from familiar parts.
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60

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Adventureland has the structure of a Tilt-a-Whirl ride: It goes where you expect, and may fill you with dread.
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50

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Harmless enough, but "indie comedy" sounds like something better seen at Urban Outfitters than at a movie theater.
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76 out of 100
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