• Released
  • August 9, 2013
  • (Limited)
  • R , 1 hr 34 min
  • Period Film
    Buddy Film
  • 26 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: An odd couple leave the city behind to spend the summer in solitude.

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Critic Ratings

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91

The Playlist

By Rodrigo Perez
A wonderfully eccentric examination of unlikely friendships that illuminates the absurd and lovely corners of life, Prince Avalanche is a...
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90

Village Voice

By Alan Scherstuhl
Prince Avalanche reconciles Green's twin modes into a whole no other director could have, deeply felt and light as laughter.
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88

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
Here's a funny, poignant oddball of a movie, existing on a galaxy far, far away from the likes of "Pacific Rim" or "World War Z" or...
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85

NPR

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Prince Avalanche speaks insightfully to the joys and costs of being alone, and of the risk that comes with letting another person in....
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

While the core elements of this reluctant buddy movie could almost constitute a pared-down theater piece, the film breathes with real...
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75

Movie Nation

By Roger Moore
It’s a “Waiting for Godot” set in the solitary work and lives of two highway line-painters.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Bruce Ingram
Prince Avalance is frequently funny in a subdued sort of way, but it’s primarily contemplative and eventually intimate.
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75

indieWIRE

By Eric Kohn
The opposing genre extremes never entirely come together.
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70

Variety

By Dennis Harvey
An unconventional, ultimately rather sweet buddy pic that’s an audiovisual treat.
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
This sweetly eccentric and low-key buddy picture/bromance bears little resemblance to more well-known examples of the genre, such as...
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Rated R | For Some sexual content.
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 16+ Quiet character drama has some drinking, sex talk.
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POSITIVE MESSAGES
POSITIVE ROLE MODELS
VIOLENCE & SCARINESS
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DRINKING & DRUGS
SEXY STUFF