Struck by Lightning Synopsis
A teen, fated to meet an electrifying end, forces classmates to write for his literary magazine.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Struck by Lightning sticks to generic character sketches of high school student types - the jock, the goth, the cheerleader, etc. - and...
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60

Arizona Republic

By Bill Goodykoontz
While the good outweigh the bad, it's a close race. But what is good, particularly a heartbreaking performance by Allison Janney, is really...
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50

New York Post

By Sara Stewart
There's also a refreshing lack of wrapping everything up in a neat, happy bow at the end.
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50

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
In his screenwriting debut, Glee's gifted Chris Colfer, 22, proves he can lace a line with sass and soul. The downside of Struck by...
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50

Village Voice

Struck by Lightning means well, but its gentle dissection of high school cliques brings nothing new to the genre, except the fact that being...
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50

Los Angeles Times

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Genial and heartfelt but essentially toothless, lacking in either snark or spark.
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42

Film.com

Struck by Lightning may appeal to fans of Colfer’s work on “Glee,” but as a film it’s utterly lacking in scope, depth or meaning beyond an...
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
One can't blame Colfer for wanting to expand his range, but he's created a character who is neither hero nor villain, in a black comedy...
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20

Time Out New York

By David Fear
Then observe as all but the hard-core Colferphiles slink out embarrassed, feeling as confused and discombobulated as if they too just took...
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Slant Magazine

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A class-five pity party so unbearably condescending and unconvincing that it might just make you run out and buy an "I'm With Mitt"...
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Beautiful Idealist

By s2huang
Scandals and dreams, sarcasm and laughter. The movie incorporates humor and touching fragments while teach us a lesson at the same time. The narration seems to be in a rush though. Overall a nice...

Very Moving

By unwritten94
There are many times that when I feel stuck, as many of us feel. But when I watched this movie, it made me feel as though I wouldn't be stuck forever. Was that a cheesy statement? Yes, but I mean it....

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By dabear212
It's a really good movie to watch! It's dark but feels like what high school was like with a lot of people! I say go!...

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hysterical!!

By madelyn.depodesta
I love every second if this movie. It was put together very well and I just loved it!! Chris Colfer played Carson in a Great way- he was very believable as a straight guy, very different from Kurt on...

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Rated NR
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 14+ Edgy high school comedy from Glee star has some iffy stuff.
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