Flipped Reviews

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
January 6, 2014
I expected more from Rob Reiner.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
John Hanlon
Big Hollywood
January 5, 2013
A surprising-engaging and beautifully-told story about young romance.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.0/5
John Gholson
Cinematical
February 9, 2012
Has my heart grown so cold and battle-scarred that I can't allow myself to be completely won over by Flipped, or is Flipped such a load of flavorless mush that there's not enough charm for me to embrace?
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
September 24, 2011
At times, the movie feels like a commercial for Wonder Bread, stretched to feature length.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Jeffrey Chen
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
January 11, 2011
The importance of understanding varying perspectives is always worth communicating, and Flipped, despite its cloying approach, manages to deliver this idea with a decent amount of sincerity intact.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com
November 26, 2010
If the feature doesn't latch on to the senses immediately with its sugared claws, it's a long, ugly 85 minutes of dreadful behavior to endure, waiting for an ending that never arrives.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
November 21, 2010
I suppose some people may respond to this nostalgic ode to innocence and chastity, but I found it insufferable.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
November 21, 2010
...if you want a wholesome, ultimately feel-good film about young love, this might be it. Or not.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
October 25, 2010
Not perfect, but its aspirations are admirable, and its execution is surprisingly effective considering (or maybe because of) its unadulterated sentimentality.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune
October 8, 2010
The movie feels static, like a diorama of ?60s life rather than a living, breathing story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Frederica Mathewes-Green
Christianity Today
September 24, 2010
Rob Reiner seems to be aiming for a boomer audience, but it's a relentless exercise in nostalgia -- clothes, hair styles, cars, and doo-wop soundtrack -- that feels manipulative.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
September 23, 2010
You'll flip for this gentle, clever movie. You are hereby forgiven for "North," Mr. Reiner.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
September 20, 2010
Perfectly innocent, unexpectedly charming.
Sarah Boslaugh
Playback:stl
September 17, 2010
...takes what could have been a charming coming-of-age story and buries it beneath layers of cinematic overkill that push you away from the film when they should be drawing you in.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
September 13, 2010
Flipped is Rob Reiner's best film in 18 years.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star
September 10, 2010
The latest from director Rob Reiner is a well-meaning mess that wants to tap into universal experiences of childhood and first love but bogs down in squirm-inducing banalities.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Mike Russell
Oregonian
September 10, 2010
The kids provide an earnest emotional through line to a tiny story, and I sort of hope it kicks off a new mature period for Reiner as a filmmaker.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
September 10, 2010
It makes sense that Flipped is based on a book, because what it has going for it is a charm -- the pleasure of hanging out with likable characters -- that the movies don't have much time for lately.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
September 10, 2010
Flipped is as phony as a poodle-skirted waitress at a mall diner, yet it's as sweet as a malt. A vanilla one.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Brandon Fibbs
BrandonFibbs.com
September 9, 2010
Reiner was clearly sick the day they taught filmmaking at film school-you show, not tell the audience what's going on. What at first seems sort of clever quickly turns into an exercise in exasperating tedium.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
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