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The Kings of Summer Reviews

Catherine Bray
Time Out
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Coming on like Stand by Me meets Son of Rambow, the boys' adventure is essentially dreamy indie-teen wish-fulfilment.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 4/5

August 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
Michael Sragow
Orange County Register
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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
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
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
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
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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
Nell Minow
Chicago Sun-Times
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Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts and writer Chris Galletta bring a fresh and sympathetic eye to the story, evoking the pleasure of what feels - for a little while - like endless possibilities.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

June 7, 2013
Geoff Pevere
Globe and Mail
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The foundation of a much better movie is buried somewhere beneath the debris that's too quickly piled on to The Kings of Summer ...

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

June 7, 2013
Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader
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Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts cut his teeth on network cable series and Internet comedy shorts, and it shows. Instead of developing a genuine perspective he simply repeats the same few stylistic gestures ad infinitum.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

June 6, 2013
John Hartl
Seattle Times
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Starts out as a raunchy teen comedy, slips into nature-epic mode, then adds a romantic triangle and finally finds a comfort zone in family-sitcom land.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 6, 2013
Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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The sharp wit, soft-focus cinematography and slow-motion lyricism lift it into the realm of this summer's nicest surprises.

Full Review Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Original Score: 3/4

June 6, 2013
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Vogt-Roberts makes the scenery look great, but doesn't call the plays that could make the movie score. Scenes don't develop, characters don't evolve except in indie-movie-cute ways.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 2/4

June 6, 2013
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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A stylish and very funny teenage coming-of-age story graced with surreal fringes and a mysteriously hushed core.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 3/4

June 6, 2013
Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
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Sometimes, a movie just has a magic about it, something that makes you look past implausibility and plot holes and whatever other shortcomings it may have and leaves you feeling good just for having seen it.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 4/5

June 6, 2013
Bruce Demara
Toronto Star
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An unconventional coming-of-age story that's likely to appeal to the rebellious teen in all of us.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 3/4

June 6, 2013
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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One senses the filmmakers were going for something more profound and transformative than what ended up on screen.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 2, 2013
Bilge Ebiri
New York Magazine/Vulture
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For all its humor and fleeting moments of beauty, The Kings of Summer feels like a cluster of cheap narrative devices posing as a finished film.

Full Review Source: New York Magazine/Vulture

May 31, 2013
Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
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[The Kings of Summer] has some vitality, but it sinks into cliché just the same.

Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor | Original Score: C+

May 31, 2013
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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"The Kings of Summer" invokes [John Hughes movies] without Xeroxing them, creating its own little oddball suburbia.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 3/4

May 31, 2013
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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Less a movie than a checklist of indiecinema clichés. Youth on a journey of self-discovery? Got it. Dead mom? Uh-huh. Wounded and entitled when it's trying to be soulful, plotless, laden with indie rock and entirely overhyped at Sundance? Checkarooney.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 1.5/4

May 31, 2013
Mary F. Pols
TIME Magazine
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It's easy enough to drift along with this slight, quirky charmer and when the puffed-up dramatic stuff gives way to the central theme of a father and son reconnecting, the film really works.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

May 31, 2013
Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
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The film starts unraveling fast as fable and reality collide in messy ways. But for a brief moment the kings have their day in the sun.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 3/5

May 30, 2013
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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Like the fading of day into twilight, the ephemeral nature of youth is deftly captured in The Kings of Summer.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 3.5/4

May 30, 2013
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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So what if much of it doesn't add up? It's still kind of fun and is embellished with clever cinematic flourishes.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3/5

May 30, 2013
Mark Jenkins
NPR
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In form and sensibility, the movie is closer to a sitcom. First-time feature director Vogt-Roberts is a veteran of TV, and he retains its preference for the quick payoff and its over-eager pursuit of yuks.

Full Review Source: NPR

May 30, 2013
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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If the structure establishes a calculated distance, the movie's raw materials feel just rough-hewn enough to draw us in.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 3/5

May 30, 2013
Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
AV Club
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Uneven, haphazardly constructed, and over-reliant on hackneyed symbols of yearning for independence and self-sufficiency.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: C-

May 30, 2013
Alonso Duralde
TheWrap
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The perfect hot-weather diversion for audiences who want summer movie escapism without summer blockbuster gigantism.

Full Review Source: TheWrap

May 29, 2013
Eric Hynes
Time Out New York
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Eager to please and easy on the eyes, The Kings of Summer sails right down the middle, safely tacking between sitcom setups and grandiose MGMT-scored montages without forming its own distinctive feel.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 2/5

May 28, 2013
Inkoo Kang
Village Voice
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As nostalgic projections of boyish freedom by a couple of thirtysomething dudes, the so-called kings are good-enough jesters, but I couldn't help wishing they would shut up more and let the grown-ups talk.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

May 28, 2013
Anthony Lane
New Yorker
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A slim and wistful independent picture.

Full Review Source: New Yorker

May 28, 2013
Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
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A light-stepping kids comedy for grown-ups.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News

April 9, 2013
John Anderson
Variety
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Toy's House, Jordan Vogt-Roberts' debut feature, is a full-on fairy tale, and one that could win plenty of friends with its absurdist, caustically funny take on adolescent agitation.

Full Review Source: Variety

January 22, 2013
David Rooney
Hollywood Reporter
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While plot-wise it's a little slender, not to mention heavy on studied eccentricities, Jordan Vogt-Roberts' debut feature also has a generous share of rewards.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter

January 22, 2013
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