The Exploding Girl Synopsis
A college student (Zoe Kazan) considers a romance with her longtime best friend (Mark Rendall) .
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89

Austin Chronicle

By Kimberley Jones
Kazan appears in every scene of The Exploding Girl’s perfectly paced 80 minutes, and you’d miss her if she ducked out for even a moment.
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Gray has an artful, understated way of conveying what's going ?on inside, often simply by focusing his camera on Kazan.
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80

Time Out New York

By Joshua Rothkopf
When you have an actor as suggestive as Kazan, swallowing up the lens with allure and complexity, your writer-director becomes superfluous.
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80

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
This quietly poetic little gem contains many beautiful things, not least of which is leading lady Zoe Kazan, who lets every scene billow...
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75

Portland Oregonian

By M. E. Russell
Kazan has a gift for letting you see her think, even when she's perfectly still; the film's title refers to the ferocious trauma happening...
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Despite its title, The Exploding Girl is an oddly tranquil experience.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

The emotional detonations prove minor but movingly resonant in The Exploding Girl, an indie character study built four-square round Zoe...
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63

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Those who can hang on through the mumblecore-ish narrative languor of the nicely photographed The Exploding Girl will savor a very talented...
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40

Boxoffice Magazine

By John P. McCarthy
Further exploration of this psychological question might have made for a more substantial, less enervating artfilm. One less liable to be...
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25

New York Observer

By Rex Reed
There is no hope on the horizon for movies as leaden as The Exploding Girl.
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Rated NR