• Flirting
    2 minutes 34 seconds
    Added: May 9, 2008


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Flirting Reviews

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Vincent Canby
New York Times
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Mr. Duigan avoids melodrama, which is all to the good. Yet his gift for the acutely observed commonplace detail is neither strong nor original enough to transform the movie into something comparable to so many similar, better films.

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

August 30, 2004
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

| Original Score: 3/5

January 24, 2003
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Flirting is one of those rare movies with characters I cared about intensely. I didn't simply observe them on the screen, I got involved in their decisions and hoped they made the right ones.

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

January 1, 2000
Scott Weinberg

Surprisingly endearing and frequently funny.

| Original Score: 3/5

July 25, 2002
Clint Morris

Nowhere near as novel as The Year My Voice Broke....but still worthwhile

| Original Score: 3/5

September 18, 2002
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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Not only worthy of its fine predecessor, this tender, perceptive, and gorgeously acted memory piece may even surpass it in subtlety, feeling, and depth of characterization.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

August 8, 2012
Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner

| Original Score: 3/5

March 2, 2003
Variety Staff
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Miles ahead of the average teen film, Flirting is a most agreeable sequel to John Duigan's earlier pic The Year My Voice Broke.

Full Review Source: Variety

March 26, 2009
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Puts on display director John Duigan's knack for conveying the universal anguish of adolescence

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice

August 21, 2002
Rob Blackwelder

| Original Score: 3/5

November 13, 2002
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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If Duigan maintains the dark yet humanistic humor that has graced both films, we should all be back for more.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

January 1, 2000
Jason Gorber
Film Scouts

Animation is used here clearly to allow the story to be told with a certain amount of distance, yet the constant shift in tone and introduction of video elements keeps the film intensely unsettling.

Full Review Source: Film Scouts | Original Score: A-

June 21, 2007
Phillipa Bloom
Empire Magazine

An absolute gem, and a treat not to be missed.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 4/5

August 8, 2012
Josh Ralske
All Movie Guide

| Original Score: 4/5

February 2, 2003
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World

A truly memorable coming-of-age romance.

| Original Score: 5/5

December 27, 2002
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews

The formulaic script finally had something to say toward the end.

Full Review Source: Internet Reviews | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 1, 2000
Hal Hinson
Washington Post
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This kind of emotional precision -- that is, this ability to make the subtlest psychological distinctions -- is a rare gift, and Duigan gets full mileage out of it.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

January 1, 2000
Pamela Bruce
Austin Chronicle

If you're feeling nostalgic for the high of a first love, or you're just plain high on love, anyway, then see Flirting. It will give you the warm fuzzy that you've been looking for.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 3/5

January 1, 2000
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

Writer-director John Duigan has come up with witty, intelligent dialogue and elicits incredibly natural performances from his young stars.

Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City

January 1, 2000
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

An offbeat charmer

| Original Score: 4/5

October 10, 2002
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