Dare

Dare

64%
  • R, 1 hr. 32 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Adam Salky
    In Theaters:
    Nov 13, 2009 Wide
    On DVD:
    Feb 9, 2010
  • Image Entertainment
  • Dare
    2 minutes 22 seconds
    Added: Oct 20, 2009

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Dare Reviews

Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Brind's screenplay is pregnant with fascinating questions of identity and social anxiety. And Salky knows how to create a mood.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 2.5/4

December 3, 2009
Gerrick Kennedy
Los Angeles Times
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The film lacks the comedic charm of American Pie, but with its dark, hyper-sexualization of teens, it offers an engrossing if not soap opera-esque tale of self-discovery.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 3/5

November 13, 2009
A.O. Scott
New York Times
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Dare feels a bit unfinished, at once overreaching and underrealized. But there is a lot of intelligence, and considerable daring, in the basic conceit.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

November 13, 2009
V.A. Musetto
New York Post
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Dare is a high school coming-of-age film that dares to push the envelope. It doesn't always succeed, but that's not for lack of trying.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 2.5/4

November 13, 2009
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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The actors, all great camera subjects, help give director Adam Salky's overly pat movie a trace of confessional conviction.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: C+

November 11, 2009
David Fear
Time Out New York
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Adam Salky's high-school soap offers a virtual Spumoni of caricatured adolescent hand-wringing. When subtlety equals a drama-class performance of A Streetcar Named Desire's rape scene, expect a bumpy ride.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 2/5

November 11, 2009
Andrew Schenker
Village Voice
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Zach Gilford's game performance is still no match for the film's catalog of easy ironies, awkward framings, and advice on how to play Blanche DuBois cribbed from season 4, episode 2 of The Simpsons.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

November 10, 2009
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