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New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Short and sweet, small and smart, Tadpole is the oasis in the desert of dopey summer blockbusters - an uproarious, sophisticated...
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90

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Tadpole may be small, but it's something special -- a cheeky comedy knockout.
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88

Baltimore Sun

By Michael Sragow
Has nearly perfect pitch.
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88

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
An irreverent and witty comedy in which the events aren't predictable but are well paced.
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Where ''Rushmore'' surprises and delights with its spiky depiction of sprawling American idiosyncrasy, Tadpole's more urbane, less...
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75

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
Armed with a witty script, Winick and the actors so confidently ply the Oedipal waters that the comedy seems sweetly chaste.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Witty, adult treatment of an offbeat subject: a pubescent boy's infatuation with an older woman.
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Oscar's life has the potential to become a Greek tragedy, but Winick keeps things light enough that it resolutely stays a comedy.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Stanford and Neuwirth are performers of such nuance that a mere glimpse of his body language and her bawdy language speak volumes about the...
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50

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Written in wisps and watery double-entendres by Heather McGowan and Niels Mueller, and the movie is so benign that its proceedings are...
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Rated PG-13 | For sexual content, mature thematic elements and language