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The Spectacular Now Reviews

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Richard Haridy
Quickflix

Every time the film teeters on the precipice of a generic plot point it satisfyingly withdraws into more subtle and nuanced territory that ultimately coalesces in a final act that is sentimental without being sugary.

Full Review Source: Quickflix | Original Score: 4/5

May 14, 2014
Ray Pride
Newcity

t's a coming-of-age-slash-first-love story, with beguiling leads, a frank, bittersweet script, a lived-in, rustic setting (the outskirts of Athens, Georgia), an intense awareness of class difference and a mood that's all its own.

Full Review Source: Newcity

April 8, 2014
Christopher Runyon
Movie Mezzanine

The key to The Spectacular Now's success is in its insight, empathy, and fantastic performances.

Full Review Source: Movie Mezzanine | Original Score: A-

February 20, 2014
Andrew Moraitis
FILMINK (Australia)

Far superior to most teen films, Weber and Neustadter's irreverent and unpredictable writing repeatedly upturns the clichés of the genre.

Full Review Source: FILMINK (Australia)

February 7, 2014
Russell Hainline
Movie Mezzanine

Its straight-forward execution allows for lovely emotional complications.

Full Review Source: Movie Mezzanine

February 6, 2014
Jonathan Kiefer
SF Weekly

This seems like a good moviemaking lesson for contrivance-addicts: Naturalism works if you work it.

Full Review Source: SF Weekly

February 4, 2014
Kam Williams
Baret News

Another whimsical romantic romp from the folks who brought you (500) Days of Summer.

| Original Score: 3/4

January 19, 2014
Bill Gibron
Film Racket

the lessons its measures out and the means it uses to explain them create one of the best, most compelling cases for growing up ever put on film.

Full Review Source: Film Racket | Original Score: 4/5

January 13, 2014
Glenn Dunks
Junkee

In James Ponsoldt's new film The Spectacular Now, issues of delinquency, alcoholism, and the peer pressures associated with being a common teenager are explored with such depth and uncharacteristic honesty...

Full Review Source: Junkee | Original Score: B+

January 13, 2014
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Succeeds in pinpointing that part of us that is terrified to grow up, and examines the inherent fear of what we'll grow in to.

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed

January 10, 2014
Damien Straker
Impulse Gamer

Both actors have contrasting acting styles but still find common emotional footing.

Full Review Source: Impulse Gamer | Original Score: 3.5/5

January 8, 2014
John Hanlon
Big Hollywood

An honest and powerful look at teenagers who look and act like real people.

Full Review Source: Big Hollywood | Original Score: 4.0/5

December 24, 2013
Rima Sabina Aouf
Concrete Playground

The Spectacular Now definitely IS that genuine and refreshing take on the cool-guy-falls-in-love-with-the-dorky-girl story.

Full Review Source: Concrete Playground | Original Score: 8/10

December 12, 2013

This low-budget production is all about the performances, with Kyle Chandler turning up late in the piece as Sutter's father, Smashed's Mary Elizabeth Winstead as his slightly snobby sister and a cool supporting cast of appealing young 'uns.

Full Review Source: Rip It Up | Original Score: 3.5/5

December 11, 2013

If John Hughes was still alive, The Spectacular Now is precisely the kind of film he'd make...Very earthy, true-to-life & honest, with naturalistic performances so good you won't mind hearing the word "awesome" 4000 times.

Full Review Source: 3AW | Original Score: 3.5/5

December 6, 2013
CJ Johnson
ABC Radio (Australia)

Simply the best teen drama, or coming of age film, I've seen in years. Perfectly performed by young actors with an incredibly mature balance of naturalism and spark, the film is funny, immensely charming, moving, and inspiring. I left with goosebumps.

Full Review Source: ABC Radio (Australia) | Original Score: 4/5

December 4, 2013
Bob Strauss
Los Angeles Daily News

But even when the tone gets a bit puritanical in the stretch, director James Ponsoldt's respect for his characters keeps things relatively real and still entertaining. If only more teen dramadies could claim that elusive pairing.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Daily News

November 27, 2013
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals

What you thought would be a generic high-school romance turns into an edgy character drama with dark, uncompromising undertones.

Full Review Source: Cinema Signals | Original Score: 4/5

November 13, 2013
Jared Eisenstat
Film Comment Magazine

[Ponsoldt] enjoys playing with our expectations by following conventions, luring us into the sense that we know what's coming, and then swerving just a little off-road for a detour.

Full Review Source: Film Comment Magazine

November 4, 2013
Travis Hopson
Examiner.com

The film deals believably and honestly with teen anxieties about the future, while also exploring the familial impact of addiction.

Full Review Source: Examiner.com | Original Score: 4.5/5

October 5, 2013
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