• R, 1 hr. 35 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Michael Corrente
    In Theaters:
    Sep 1, 1999 Wide
    On DVD:
    Oct 2, 2001
  • Miramax

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Outside Providence Reviews

Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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November 6, 2002

Globe and Mail
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Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 22, 2002
Steven Rosen
Denver Post
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Nostalgic, sentimental!

Full Review Source: Denver Post

January 1, 2000
Susan Stark
Detroit News
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Bravo!

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
Janet Maslin
New York Times
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Offers an irresistible sketchbook filled with prep school memories.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 4.5/5

January 1, 2000
Jeff Millar
Houston Chronicle
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I must admit I didn't hear every word. Some were muffled by my groans.

January 1, 2000
Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
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Fitfully amusing but nothing remarkable.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 3/5

January 1, 2000
Kevin Maynard
Mr. Showbiz
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Despite a good cast and the requisite selection of classic rock, this is a dead-end teen stoner flick.

January 1, 2000
Ernest Hardy
Film.com
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Delightful cinematic surprise!

January 1, 2000
Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
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A lot of the movie has an honest, slice - of - life feel to it, and that really helps.

January 1, 2000
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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Michael Corrente loses his bearings, bringing nothing fresh, and everything bland.

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

January 1, 2000
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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The film, despite never venturing into uncharted territory, is funny, warm, and endearing, and features a protagonist who grows on the audience.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
Mark Caro
Chicago Tribune
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Faithfully evokes the era!

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
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Aggressively bland coming-of-age story!

January 1, 2000
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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A coming-of-age story of exceptional warmth and humor.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times

January 1, 2000
Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
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It's funny and offbeat, sometimes raucous, but it still manages to come at you in gentle layers.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

January 1, 2000
Steve Murray
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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When the Farrellys have a point to make they know just the right language.

Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

January 1, 2000
John Hartl
Film.com
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Entertaining!

January 1, 2000
Dennis Harvey
Variety
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The signature zaniness is missing from director Michael Corrente's adaptation.

Full Review Source: Variety

January 1, 2000
Amy Taubin
Village Voice
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Outside Providence doesn't wear out the small welcome it's won.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

January 1, 2000
Susan Wloszczyna
USA Today
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The movie reeks of the kind of atmosphere that makes you reach for the Lysol.

| Original Score: 2/4

January 1, 2000
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Outside Providence, despite its familiar formula, feels fresh!

January 1, 2000
Gemma Files
Film.com
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The characters are, without exception, surprisingly intelligent and always sympathetic!

January 1, 2000
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Badly written and severely miscast!

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 1.5/4

January 1, 2000
Jay Carr
Boston Globe
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Corrente delivers the goods!

January 1, 2000
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