• R, 1 hr. 44 min.
  • Drama, Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Burr Steers
    In Theaters:
    Sep 13, 2002 Wide
    On DVD:
    Feb 4, 2003
  • MGM

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Igby Goes Down Reviews

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Kelly Kessler
Common Sense Media

Dark, depressing story that's for adults only.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 4/5

January 2, 2011
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

Consistently unusual, unpredictable and uproarious viewing.

Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com | Original Score: 3/4

December 28, 2008
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound

Full Review Source: Big Picture Big Sound | Original Score: 3.5/4

July 14, 2007
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs

Full Review Source: Three Movie Buffs | Original Score: 3.5/4

September 30, 2005
Tony Medley
tonymedley.com

Full Review Source: tonymedley.com | Original Score: 7/10

October 7, 2004
Rob Macdonald
Apollo Guide

Deep, dark and hopelessly cynical - the kind of film that kids are too young for and won't understand and parents are too old for and won't understand either.

Full Review Source: Apollo Guide | Original Score: 77/100

June 24, 2004
Marcy Dermansky
About.com

While J.D. Salinger and his Holden Caulfield positively own the territory of runaway upper class malcontents in New York, this funny and touching film does justice to the genre.

Full Review Source: About.com | Original Score: 3.5/5

October 24, 2003
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 4/5

June 10, 2003
Shannon J. Harvey
Sunday Times (Australia)

The nearest thing we've got to a big-screen Catcher in the Rye...with Kieran Culkin giving a very Holden Caufield-esque performance.

Full Review Source: Sunday Times (Australia) | Original Score: 3.5/5

June 8, 2003
Tom Dawson
BBC.com

Full Review Source: BBC.com | Original Score: 4/5

May 13, 2003
Kimberley Jones
Austin Chronicle

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 4/5

March 10, 2003
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

It's second-class Salinger, but even at that it's thoughtfully entertaining.

| Original Score: 7/10

January 19, 2003
Matt Easterbrook
Matt's Movie Reviews

There are some movies that hit you from the first scene and you know it's going to be a trip. Igby Goes Down is one of those movies.

| Original Score: 4/5

December 27, 2002
Dragan Antulov
rec.arts.movies.reviews

Full Review | Original Score: 5/10

December 23, 2002
Mark Dujsik
Mark Reviews Movies

A highly personal look at the effects of living a dysfunctionally privileged lifestyle, and by the end, we only wish we could have spent more time in its world.

Full Review Source: Mark Reviews Movies | Original Score: 3.5/4

December 17, 2002
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies

The script is witty and touching, and the performances of the leads (and most of the supporting players) carry it off perfectly.

Full Review Source: Goatdog's Movies | Original Score: 4.5/5

December 8, 2002
Paul Matwychuk
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

Writer/director Burr Steers displays a pitch-perfect sense of the way Igby is at once repelled by his family and his upbringing and yet an unmistakable product of it.

November 29, 2002
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com

Full Review Source: EricDSnider.com | Original Score: B+

November 16, 2002
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)

"The Royal Tenenbaums" without the quirks.

Full Review Source: Bangor Daily News (Maine) | Original Score: A

November 11, 2002
Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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In its own floundering way, it gets to you. Just like Igby.

| Original Score: B

November 4, 2002
Ken Eisner
Variety
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October 18, 2008
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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June 24, 2006

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February 1, 2004

Empire Magazine
September 27, 2003

Guardian
July 8, 2003

Sydney Morning Herald
June 13, 2003
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
April 13, 2003
David Poland
Hot Button
January 7, 2003
David Edelstein
NPR's Fresh Air
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November 16, 2002
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
October 21, 2002

Orlando Weekly
October 21, 2002

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September 23, 2002

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September 21, 2002

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September 20, 2002
Cynthia Fuchs
PopMatters
September 20, 2002
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