Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You Reviews

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
October 8, 2012
This cliche-ridden coming of age story is as painfully awkward as its troubled teen protagonist.
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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times
October 4, 2012
Several kinds of excruciating.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
October 4, 2012
His pain may be useful to James someday, but to viewers, it's annoying right here and now.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Alison Willmore
AV Club
October 4, 2012
It might actually make audiences understand the urge to bully.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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Chris Packham
Village Voice
October 2, 2012
These 2-D characters might as well be wearing T-shirts that say things like "Predatory College Professor" and "Self-Obsessed Father" on them.
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
March 8, 2012
The film is a pleasant watch, filled with nice little moments of comedy and tenderness, and optimistic about the fate of dreamers who happen to be a little slow out of the starting gate.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4