Kicking and Screaming Reviews

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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
What's on screen is just a little too familiar to be worth lauding.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
May 13, 2005
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
January 1, 2000
Loses its initial kick and verve and settles down into one long whine.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 9, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
Although Baumbach's film showed a lot of potential, too much was unrealized for me to be able to recommend it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Barbara Shulgasser
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
Baumbach fails to realize that too often movies about boring people are, well, boring.
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
February 13, 2001
Baumbach ... pushes his rigorous stance to the extent that you begin to wonder why you're bothering to watch the aimless lives of these four unfold.
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
June 24, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
December 19, 2006
Mixing the neurotic drive of Woody Allen with the urbane wit of Stillman, this derivative debut presents yet another take on guys who simply can't let go of college--and their adolescence.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Philadelphia Inquirer
May 13, 2005
| Original Score: 2.5/4

Baltimore Sun
May 13, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4

Reel.com
May 14, 2005
| Original Score: 2/4
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Toronto Star
May 14, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Dallas Morning News
May 14, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: C+

Empire Magazine
July 22, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
I like people who talk interestingly, who have read books, who appreciate verbal wit, who look dubiously at establishment assumptions.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
July 25, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
August 16, 2006
Charts the aimlessness and ennui of four insufferable, maturation-adverse college grads with relaxed realism.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
January 1, 2000
A hilarious example of what not to do when you graduate.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
October 18, 2008
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Chuck Wilson
Village Voice
May 16, 2012
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
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Globe and Mail
April 12, 2002

Sydney Morning Herald
August 13, 2005
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