• R, 1 hr. 37 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Sofia Coppola
    In Theaters:
    Apr 21, 2000 Wide
    On DVD:
    Dec 19, 2000
  • Paramount Pictures


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The Virgin Suicides Reviews

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Brent Simon
Entertainment Today

A heartbreaking glimpse at the secret life of adolescents... shockingly tender and remarkably acted.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Today | Original Score: A-

September 6, 2002
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

...a tragic fable, as diffuse as an imperfectly remembered dream

Full Review | Original Score: A

July 31, 2002
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

When a film's most sensible character commits suicide within the first 15 minutes it cannot be a good sign.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4

June 18, 2002
Paula Nechak
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

All style, no structure.

Full Review Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer | Original Score: C+

April 3, 2002
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix

As for Coppola, she shows a lot of her father's audacity but as yet not much of his talent.

Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix

March 24, 2002
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Sofia Coppola has made one of the most unusual films ever fashioned out of the fears and the fantasies of adolescent boys.

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice

March 13, 2002
Jeremy Heilman

The film coalesces into a truly transporting experience.

Full Review Source: MovieMartyr.com | Original Score: 3.5/4

March 5, 2002
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies

Kind to all its inhabitants.

Full Review Source: Goatdog's Movies | Original Score: 4/5

February 28, 2002
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

An extremely sure-handed filmmaking debut from Coppola, daughter of Francis. Her script alone is a marvel of subtlety and intelligence.

Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall | Original Score: 3/5

December 10, 2001
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium

All the snickering about Francis's little girl can't hide the genuine talent at the heart of this film, talent that has only begun to find a voice.

Full Review Source: Flipside Movie Emporium | Original Score: B+

October 24, 2001
Glenn Kenny
Premiere Magazine

a disarmingly wispy film given its subject matter, which is pretty much spelled out by its title.

Full Review Source: Premiere Magazine

September 10, 2001
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine

Coppola's adaptation of Jeffrey Eugenides's novel is both tender and devastating.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 4/4

May 2, 2001
Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine

Both accomplished in its direction and marred by freshman mistakes.

Full Review Source: Matinee Magazine | Original Score: short

May 1, 2001
Michael Thomson

An always impressive tale of teenage insecurity, deprivation, angst, and lust.

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

April 17, 2001
Jim Bartoo

Spunky directing debut by Sofia Coppola unfortunately plays like after-school special.

Full Review Source: Hollywood.com | Original Score: 0/4

April 4, 2001
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

not so much about plot as it is about feeling

| Original Score: 3.5/4

February 27, 2001
Bob Aulert

It will resonate with anyone who's ever gone through adolescence. It ranks with the very best films of the year.

Full Review Source: culturevulture.net

February 14, 2001
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The film is an evocative visual depiction of a typical suburban family and community.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: B-

February 14, 2001
Louis B. Hobson
Jam! Movies

Short on real insight.

Full Review Source: Jam! Movies

January 1, 2000
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

I am tired of seeing male adolescent sexual fantasies as deeply symbolic of life, the universe, and everything. But these are the themes The Virgin Suicides wants so desperately to present to us as fresh and new.

Full Review Source: Flick Filosopher | Original Score: 6/10

January 1, 2000
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