All the Boys Love Mandy Lane Reviews

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
November 21, 2013
Too dumb for the arthouse, but too smart for the mall multiplex, the movie satisfies, paradoxically, precisely because it doesn't deliver on expectations.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Tom Long
Detroit News
October 18, 2013
Levine has fun with the genre, but he's found more interesting movies to make since. "Mandy" isn't quite dandy, but it's a cut above average.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
October 17, 2013
"Mandy" is a sturdy little slasher film, nothing more.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Christy Lemire
RogerEbert.com
October 11, 2013
While some of the kills are sufficiently clever and gnarly, "Mandy Lane" is never particularly frightening. And the twist at the end raises the wee issue of character motivation-or lack thereof.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Nicolas Rapold
New York Times
October 11, 2013
There's a slightly nasty twist to some of the violence, with an air of school shooter menace ultimately creeping in as the group's tormentor is revealed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
October 11, 2013
A slightly artsy attempt to revive the teen slasher movie, "All the Boys Love Mandy Lane" drifts awkwardly between popcorn entertainment and angsty mood piece.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Peter Keough
Boston Globe
October 10, 2013
Despite moments of black comedy and some memorable images, this 'debut' doesn't offer a lot to love.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times
October 10, 2013
It doesn't reinvent the genre, but it is a strong addition to the canon of films that fuse teenage anxieties of the body and social interaction with blood-soaked storytelling.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Amy Nicholson
L.A. Weekly
October 10, 2013
Writer Jacob Forman takes the possessive male gaze to its violent extreme. Mandy isn't much of a character, and that's the point.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Jordan Hoffman
New York Daily News
October 10, 2013
Despite early promise for a semi-interesting examination of teenage obsession, the film devolves into a standard, and not thrilling, body-count builder.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Mike D'Angelo
AV Club
October 10, 2013
Not nearly thoughtful or incisive enough to subsist on thwarted expectations alone.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Rex Reed
New York Observer
October 9, 2013
Imbued with a sense of constant calamity that is never a surprise, the movie becomes the same slaughterhouse of clichés it pretends to poke fun at.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
October 8, 2013
For a film about the evils of peer pressure, this nonsensical thriller sure wants to play with the cool kids ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
October 3, 2013
It's a time trip worth taking, with moody lensing and a suspenseful script (by Jacob Forman) that offers more than just the usual bloodbath.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Chris Nashawaty
Entertainment Weekly
September 4, 2013
Here's a case where the backstory is more interesting than the movie.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Mark Medley
Globe and Mail
September 23, 2006
Director Jonathan Levine's film displays an intelligence lacking in most teen slasher pics.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
September 13, 2006
A partly smart, mostly dumb addition to the teen horror sweepstakes -- smart in how it neatly catches the petty, hurtful, sexy and druggy aspects of high school life, dumb in how it makes absolutely no sense once its resolution is known.