Adventureland Synopsis
A recent college grad meets a girl at a lowly job at a local amusement park.
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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...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
For nostalgia junkies, it's one from the heart.
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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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San Francisco Chronicle

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

By Peter Travers
Adventureland throws a lot at us, but not enough of it sticks.
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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...
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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...
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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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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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ADVENTURELAND - a journey of self and sexual awakening. GRADE: B-PLUS

(Based on a ACTUAL advance press preview which I attended this week) Adventureland (1hr 46mins) is a coming-of-age slice-of-life plus love story about a young man's social and sexual awakening. At...

Perfect spring movie, funny, sweet, touching....

By johnnyblaze1001
Easily the best movie thus far this spring, kinda like a sitting on a deck on a crisp evening while having a beer and cigarette. For all those expecting "Superbad" redux, this is not the movie for...


By crazyybabyy21
the girl from twilight in another movie shortly afiter twilight and during the creation of new moon! omg how does she do it weellll this moviee will be absoluntly amazing i am so going to seee the...


By amusementparklover
My first thought is if anybody want's to go to the park that was adventure land, you must go to pittsburgh, pa and enjoy kennywood park. This park is fantastic. Now the review- The acting was below...


By The Real Truth
This movie was terrible from start to finish.About 30% of the people ended up walking out to try and get a refund.There is not 1 good thing to say about this movie.Really bad acting,horrible...

It's Slow, but Sweet in Adventureland

By PrinceAndTheRevolution
I saw a sneak preview of Adventureland last night and was both a little disappointed and a little pleasantly surprised. First, I was a little disappointed because I thought the movie would be funnier...

Wait for video...or even cable!

By Celicia86
I usually don't listen to critics when they rate a movie bad, I have to go see it myself. But this movie is not worth your money or time. I saw this last night at a pre-screening on campus and it was...

Horrible Movie

By sportzdude90
The acting is subpar, I hate to say it but Kristen Stewart is not a very good actress. To make the movie better they should have had more Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig moments. Also, if you look at...

Better than expected

By behindthecamera
When I saw reviews for this movie, I thought I might as well see it with a buddy and laugh a bit. I was surprised at how funny it was. I loved the humor of how lame we teens can be when they're...


By tardo7
not funny at all.all funny parts were in preview. people were leaving the theatre 1 hour in. wait for cable. worst comedy i have seen in years.lots of teen drinking & drugs....

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Rated R | For language, drug use and sexual references
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Fairly thoughtful romcom masquerades as a raunchy indie.
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