85

Movieline

The way salty-sweet comedy Turn Me On, Dammit! treats the hormone-addled turmoil of its 15-year-old heroine Alma feels something close to revolutionary. I don't want to overburden this mild-mannered 76-minute Norwegian debut, but it's true.
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75

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
What's refreshing about the Danish movie is how direct the girls are.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Throughout, Bergsholm's poker-faced performance creates the effect that we are watching the misadventures of an actual teenager. It may be a slight comedy but Turn Me On, Dammit! is enormously entertaining.
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75

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Calvin Wilson
Alma is at once a charmer and a contrarian, and Bergsholm achieves that balance with seeming effortlessness. At times, she's more than a bit reminiscent of the young Jodie Foster.
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75

New York Post

So deftly does Turn Me On, Dammit! approximate the experience of small-town teenagerhood that occasionally its slowness can frustrate.
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75

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

Turn Me On, Dammit! is that rare thing: an honest coming-of-age story from the female perspective.
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70

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Here's a debut feature from Norway, a coming of age comedy so fresh and droll that the actors seem not to have been directed at all, but simply observed as they went about their odd lives.
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70

NPR

By Ian Buckwalter
There's an undeniable sweetness here, evident in the vulnerability that peeks through Alma's disaffected facade, and in the unconventional grand romantic gesture that turns the film's climax into a playfully dirty spin on "Say Anything's" boombox scene.
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63

Slant Magazine

By Andrew Schenker
Nothing here is wrong, but beyond pointing out that sexually charged teenage girls are likely to be misunderstood in an oppressive small town, there's nothing that's especially insightful here either.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Amy Biancolli
The film's editing and pacing are appealingly straightforward, not to say blunt, and the humor runs from dry to bone-dry to parched.
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70 out of 100
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