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The Kings of Summer Reviews

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Scott Tobias
The Dissolve

It's impeccably stylized, but that only makes it seem more like hand-me-down Wes Anderson, a vaporous amassment of quirk.

Full Review Source: The Dissolve | Original Score: 2.5/5

July 11, 2013
Eric D. Snider
eFilmCritic.com

Deserves recognition for its light, often hilarious depiction of summertime boyhood and the impatience to become an adult.

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

July 10, 2013
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

Coming-of-age tales are generally a dime a dozen, but here's one pretty much guaranteed to make viewers feel like a million bucks.

Full Review Source: Creative Loafing | Original Score: 3.5/4

June 22, 2013
Mike Scott
Times-Picayune

There will be movies with bigger casts, louder explosions and more zombies -- but few will boast the sheer spirit of The Kings of Summer.

Full Review Source: Times-Picayune | Original Score: 4/5

June 21, 2013
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
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A warm and affectionate comedy about that last great summer when you're 13 or 14 and you don't realize just how much your life is about to change and things will never be the same.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 3/4

June 20, 2013
Dave White
Movies.com

The filmmakers... opt for a mostly witty Sundance-branded coming-of-age sitcom featuring lucky good looks, accelerated maturity, sexual ease, quick wits, cooperative facial hair and a distinct lack of teenage awkwardness.

Full Review Source: Movies.com | Original Score: 2.5/5

June 18, 2013
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

Likable and humane, with telltale hints of a grand scheme.

Full Review Source: East Bay Express

June 14, 2013
Michael Sragow
Orange County Register

This willfully eccentric tale about teenage boys in suburban Ohio fleeing their families to live in the deep woods plays like an erratic comic revue slapped together at theater camp.

Full Review Source: Orange County Register | Original Score: B-

June 13, 2013
Rich Heldenfels
Akron Beacon Journal

A summer pleasure.

Full Review Source: Akron Beacon Journal | Original Score: 3.5/4

June 13, 2013
Todd Jorgenson
Cinemalogue.com

... refreshing and surprising, charming and poignant, with just enough plausibility in its exaggerated concept to keep moviegoers rooting for its trio of teenage heroes.

Full Review Source: Cinemalogue.com

June 13, 2013
Sam Bathe
Fan The Fire

The Kings Of Summer is a brilliant, endearing and engaging coming of age comedy, not only the funniest film of the year, but also the best film of the year to date.

Full Review Source: Fan The Fire | Original Score: 5/5

June 12, 2013
Sheila O'Malley
Chicago Sun-Times
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There is much here to admire, but the overall impression is of a film that does not have the courage of its convictions.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2/4

June 11, 2013
Kam Williams
Sly Fox

Between a host of memorable performances by a cast of relative newcomers, and a haunting, grungy score, this coming-of-age comedy is a bona fide sleeper not to be missed.

Full Review Source: Sly Fox | Original Score: 4/4

June 9, 2013
Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate

Refreshingly touching and genuinely funny coming-of-age story, cleverly capturing a poignant, formative interlude.

Full Review Source: SSG Syndicate | Original Score: 8/10

June 8, 2013
Mick LaSalle
Hearst Newspapers
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Once they go into the woods, the movie becomes as interesting as watching kids hang around and play with sticks.

Full Review Source: Hearst Newspapers | Original Score: 2/4

June 7, 2013
Chris Knight
National Post

Why not go out on a limb and call it the next summer classic?

Full Review Source: National Post | Original Score: 3.5/4

June 7, 2013
Steve Davis
Austin Chronicle

The tone of The Kings of Summer is unique: Stand by Me by way of Napoleon Dynamite.

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

June 7, 2013
Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger

It's basically 'Stand by Me' for dummies. And I'm betting even the 'dummies' will get wise fast to the fact that the only throne 'Kings' is worthy of sitting upon is constructed of porcelain.

Full Review Source: The Patriot Ledger | Original Score: C-

June 7, 2013
Tom Long
Detroit News
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In its small, independent way, "The Kings of Summer" rules.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: B

June 7, 2013
Cary Darling
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com

The Kings of Summer is the cinematic equivalent of an Arctic-cold popsicle on a Sahara-hot day. Refreshing and satisfying but not overly sentimental, the film taps into the frustrations of adolescence with warmth and wit.

Full Review Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com | Original Score: 4/5

June 7, 2013
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