100

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Give yourself away to this movie and you'll be glad you did.
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100

San Francisco Chronicle

Frank, funny and true as "Ghost World."
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100

Chicago Tribune

By Mark Caro
Raunchy, smart, ebullient, melancholy, insightful, surprising, funny, frank and sexy as all get-out.
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100

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
That rare thing, a Hollywood teen flick transfigured into something like pubescent scripture: In the beginning, there was lust; in the end, there is knowledge.
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100

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Can be taken on many levels, and that's why it works so completely.
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100

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Sad, funny, sexy, and altogether marvelous.
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100

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Cuaron's hot-blooded, haunting and wildly erotic film revels in the pleasures of the flesh without losing touch with thought and feeling.
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100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
One of those movies where "after that summer, nothing would ever be the same again." Yes, but it redefines "nothing."
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88

Boston Globe

Sensual, funny, and moving film.
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88

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
Like watching an American teen-sex comedy through a glass darkly.
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88 out of 100
Universal acclaim
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