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Summer Storm (Sommersturm) Reviews

May 19, 2006
Its coming-of-age yarn goes nowhere beyond inevitably out of a closet.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 12, 2006
It's sunny and frothy, with odd laugh-out-loud moments.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
May 10, 2006
This gay coming-of-age film from Germany ultimately has few original aspects, but it is an intelligently wrought drama that makes it a respectable entry in the genre.
March 31, 2006
Stadlober, a young Austrian actor cast in the leading role, is charming enough to survive most of the movie's labored attempts to lighten up.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 30, 2006
While it has little in it that hasn't been covered by other coming-out movies, it's pleasant enough.
Read More | Original Score: C+
March 24, 2006
Kreutzpainter limns his multifarious characters with an amiable, unforced humor and an authentic feel for the ways in which good kids respond to peer pressure with less-than-admirable behavior.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
March 24, 2006
Equal parts earnest and endearing, Bavarian director Marco Kreuzpaintner's gay romance tackles its adolescent heartaches with unusual compassion.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 24, 2006
The slo-mo opening, accompanied by sappy music, tells you everything you need to know about Summer Storm, an uninspired gay coming-of-age import from Germany.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
March 23, 2006
Summer Storm is another of those soft-core, simple-minded stories about a geeky young gay man (Robert Stadlober as Tobi) struggling with his sexuality over the course of a long, hot, sexed-up summer.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
March 23, 2006
For a small coming-of-age film, this picture is remarkably well photographed and acted. But the single-mindedness with which it seems determined to have almost everyone rowing in the same sexual direction finally becomes a bit oppressive.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 23, 2006
Summer Storm is a contemporary teen summer romance with a modern sexual twist -- though in many ways, it's just the same old malarkey.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
March 23, 2006
A lovely wallow in the sweaty pains and joys of mostly gay adolescent love.
March 21, 2006
One of the film's major assets is Stadlober's winningly natural performance -- his moody charisma is irresistible.
March 17, 2006
Though the characters and plot are all paint-by-numbers, Summer Storm is still a fairly charming look at what it's like for a typical teen jock to admit he's not so typical, after all.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 17, 2006
Tale of a high-school rowing team's captain going through major changes during a week-long training retreat is routine in some aspects, but compensates via psychologically sharp writing and performances.
March 15, 2006
Someone should tell the poor guy that being gay doesn't have to mean being this lame.
Read More | Original Score: C-