• PG, 1 hr. 29 min.
  • Drama, Romance, Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Rob Reiner
    In Theaters:
    Aug 6, 2010 Limited
    On DVD:
    Nov 23, 2010
  • Warner Bros. Pictures


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Flipped Reviews

Adam Markovitz
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: C-

November 18, 2011
Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
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At times, the movie feels like a commercial for Wonder Bread, stretched to feature length.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 1.5/4

September 24, 2011
James Berardinelli
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Flipped is Rob Reiner's best film in 18 years.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 3.5/4

September 13, 2010
Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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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 Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 10, 2010
Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Reiner, who made the similarly themed The Sure Thing about opposites who repel and attract, is a most sympathetic director of actors.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 3/4

September 9, 2010
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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It's a bit too Wonder Years at times, but the odd two-narrators gimmick plays right into the film's "flip" in structure.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 3/4

September 8, 2010
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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That Flipped isn't insufferably cute is a measure of its integrity. But it still strains to view the world through the eyes of children without a filter of grown-up cynicism.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2.5/5

August 27, 2010
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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We have here a movie that's pitch-perfect one minute and awkwardly schmaltzy the next.

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

August 27, 2010
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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The whole thing would go down like a peanut butter and marshmallow sandwich, were it not for the lively lead presence of Madeline Carroll and Callan McAuliffe, two young talents who make the movie better than it deserves to be.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 27, 2010
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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There's barely half a film here, stretched and pulled so thin you can nearly see through it.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 2/5

August 27, 2010
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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A pleasantly nostalgic and well-intentioned family movie featuring strong performances by its young actors.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 26, 2010
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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A minor pleasure that will strike a lot of moviegoers -- those who think no one makes movies for them anymore -- as a major treat.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 26, 2010
Nathan Rabin
AV Club
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Flipped offers an achingly familiar look at puppy love from two contrasting angles, each of them insufferably saccharine.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: F

August 26, 2010
Cliff Doerksen
Chicago Reader
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Based on a popular young-adult novel and brimming with all the angst and schmaltz you'd expect from such a source, this awkward coming-of-age drama does nothing to gild the legacy of middlebrow maestro Rob Reiner.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

August 26, 2010
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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Reiner's picture lands somewhere between synthetic nostalgia and the texture of real life.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2/4

August 26, 2010
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Maybe what makes Flipped such a warm entertainment is how it re-creates a life we wish we'd had when we were 14.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

August 26, 2010
Lisa Rosman
Time Out New York
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Though the dialogue rings too chirpy ("Gee whiz!") and faintly anachronistic ("Get over it, man!"), the acting is wonderfully subtle...

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 3/5

August 25, 2010
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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I can't say anything nice about Flipped, a painfully clumsy adaptation of a tween novel by Wendelin Van Draanen.

Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal

August 6, 2010
Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
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Flipped is the kind of small, special movie that wraps you up in so much warmth, humor and humanity that it will leave you wishing that stories like this weren't so rare.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 4/5

August 6, 2010
James Rocchi
MSN Movies
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Flipped is sweet and something like honest, heartfelt and phonily sincere, and it will be, at risk of coarse honesty, catnip for old people.

Full Review Source: MSN Movies | Original Score: 3/5

August 5, 2010
Ernest Hardy
L.A. Weekly
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Reiner, in very broad strokes, works in issues of poverty, thwarted dreams and family obligation, and almost pulls it off.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

August 5, 2010
Andrew Barker
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A somewhat leaden piece of work, its considerable charms nearly smothered by strange pacing and awkward staging.

Full Review Source: Variety

August 2, 2010
Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
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Reiner again demonstrates compassion and insight into young people's battles to acquire self-knowledge, but in his new film, too many clearly fictional characters and contrived situations bog down his story.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter

August 2, 2010
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