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Flipped Reviews

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Adam Markovitz
Entertainment Weekly
November 18, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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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
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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
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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
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
September 9, 2010
Reiner, who made the similarly themed The Sure Thing about opposites who repel and attract, is a most sympathetic director of actors.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
September 8, 2010
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 | Original Score: 3/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
August 27, 2010
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 | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
August 27, 2010
We have here a movie that's pitch-perfect one minute and awkwardly schmaltzy the next.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
August 27, 2010
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 | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
August 27, 2010
There's barely half a film here, stretched and pulled so thin you can nearly see through it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
August 26, 2010
A pleasantly nostalgic and well-intentioned family movie featuring strong performances by its young actors.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
August 26, 2010
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 | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Nathan Rabin
AV Club
August 26, 2010
Flipped offers an achingly familiar look at puppy love from two contrasting angles, each of them insufferably saccharine.
Full Review | Original Score: F
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Cliff Doerksen
Chicago Reader
August 26, 2010
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.
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
August 26, 2010
Reiner's picture lands somewhere between synthetic nostalgia and the texture of real life.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
August 26, 2010
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 | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Lisa Rosman
Time Out
August 25, 2010
Though the dialogue rings too chirpy ("Gee whiz!") and faintly anachronistic ("Get over it, man!"), the acting is wonderfully subtle...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
August 6, 2010
I can't say anything nice about Flipped, a painfully clumsy adaptation of a tween novel by Wendelin Van Draanen.
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Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
August 6, 2010
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 | Original Score: 4/5
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James Rocchi
MSN Movies
August 5, 2010
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 | Original Score: 3/5
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Ernest Hardy
L.A. Weekly
August 5, 2010
Reiner, in very broad strokes, works in issues of poverty, thwarted dreams and family obligation, and almost pulls it off.
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Andrew Barker
Variety
August 2, 2010
A somewhat leaden piece of work, its considerable charms nearly smothered by strange pacing and awkward staging.
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
August 2, 2010
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.