• Released
  • July 22, 2011
  • NR , 1 hr 33 min
  • Drama
  • 3 Fan Ratings
91

indieWIRE

By Eric Kohn
By favoring mood over plot, "Myth" explores what it feels like to transition into youth adulthood and face harsher truths.
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80

Movieline

By Michelle Orange
It looks more like your teenage world than such films generally allow, and it's not pretty. It's beautiful.
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75

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
It has a sense of small-town America that feels special even without great specificity. Some of the music on the soundtrack places it in 2007 or 2008, but, really, the film occurs outside of time, virtually outside of place (it's suburban Detroit), and in a void of cultural chic.
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75

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
It's an engaging piece of filmmaking on its own, beautifully shot and acted.
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75

Slant Magazine

By Joseph Jon Lanthier
Throughout this American Graffiti-like Circadian shuffle, we can sense these characters coming to grips with human realities that they dare not vocalize.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

Mitchell still manages to plant a flag on this well-trodden territory by steering more toward drama than comedy, though he scores points on both fronts. Where he exceeds those films are sensual visuals that recapture summertime adolescence in all its vivacity.
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The Myth of the American Sleepover has fresh, lovely moments, but it could have used more psychological heft.
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60

Time Out New York

By Joshua Rothkopf
Swaddled with a lacquer of nostalgia that passes for cultural insight, this one-night-in-sweatpants drama will make you yearn for a moratorium on teen movies-at least ones so aggressively dewy-eyed.
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40

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
The real problem is that this eager-to-please debut never quite achieves its own, more modest ambitions.
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0

New York Observer

By Rex Reed
The movie is so clueless and time-warped it could be comprised of outtakes from "Father Knows Best."
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67 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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