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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Essentially a coming-of-age story set in working-class North Carolina in the 1970s. But it's so startlingly original that it transcends the...
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88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
A fine, inventive '70s period piece about friendship, first love, and growing up to face the hard lessons of life.
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88

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
One of the most inventive, funny and ultimately tragic coming-of-age movies in years.
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80

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
First-time director Peter Care crafts something darkly funny and touching from a coming-of-age fable that might have drifted into formula...
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75

New York Post

By Megan Lehmann
Infused with the hazy golden glow of nostalgia and unfolds at a leisurely pace, reminiscent of "The Virgin Suicides."
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75

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
The movie has no profound insights to offer, but its nimble acting and lifelike dialogue make it entertaining as well as thoughtful. Think...
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Isn't the best coming-of-age story to hit the big screen, but it skirts new territory, and does so with a flare that earns it a...
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63

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Like watching somebody else's flashback and wondering what you were doing then instead.
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58

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
It's all way too heavy-handed, though nicely acted by Hirsch, Culkin, and, especially, Jena Malone.
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San Francisco Chronicle

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A touching but odd mix of live action and animation.
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THE DANGEROUS LIVES OF ALTAR BOYS

By lugubriousthespian
Interesting, gimmicky film experiment that fuses live action and fanboy animation together to reveal the tales of four young Catholic high school boys (aimiably headed by Emille Hirsch and Kieran...

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Rated R | For language, sexual content and youth substance use