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Adult World Reviews

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March 7, 2016
There is potentially a good movie bubbling under the surface in the interaction between Amy and Rat and especially in the hinted-at desperation of her struggle to make a success of her life, but this is overtaken by the tedious melodramatic whining.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 9, 2017
Adult World is more aggravating than endearing, although there's an interesting idea buried beneath all the cutesy plot details.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
February 10, 2014
The title of Scott Coffey's new film is a pretty obvious double entendre, but it does efficiently convey the good intentions behind this scattershot production.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 10, 2014
There are flashes of wit in this quirky comedy, but thin characterization and by-the-numbers plotting lead Adult World to slip into tonally haphazard tedium.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
February 26, 2014
"Adult World" is amusing, if a bit by the numbers. There's nothing surprising about Amy's story.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
February 27, 2014
Adult World may have meaning, but you have to trudge through waist deep piles of unfiltered, prepubescent, overdramatic whimpering just to get to it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
February 12, 2014
While innocuously entertaining, Adult World is missing both substance and, at times, any mooring in reality.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
February 13, 2014
There's a lot of juvenile shenanigans in Adult World.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
February 21, 2014
A nice shot of reality could've saved Adult World, as the details of desperation are far more compelling than the rusted mechanics of a numbing coming-of-age story.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
February 14, 2014
Never quite fully delivers much more than yet another oh-poor-me take on post-collegiate struggles in the cold, cruel 21st Century.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 28, 2014
"Adult World" is a coming-of-age story in which the starting age seems to be approximately 9. As a result, it just doesn't work.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
February 11, 2014
The story beats are as familiar as they come, and there are a few halfhearted stabs at redeeming Roberts's clueless character when it would have been better to push her feeble-mindedness to Anna Faris-esque extremes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 6, 2014
Roberts is completely over-the-top here, her frantic, unfunny performance serving only to highlight Cusack's caginess and restraint.
March 10, 2014
The movie is rated R, yet sensitive 12-year-old girls and the boys scared to talk to them probably represent the ideal audience for this wan coming-of-age sitcom in feature-film drag.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 11, 2014
John Cusack delivers a deliciously deadpan performance in this uneven and self-consciously quirky dark comedy.
February 12, 2014
This is the kind of cheesy, sketched-out idea for prurient adolescents that gives indie-prods a bad reputation.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
February 13, 2014
Cusack is pretty much the only reason to see this.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
July 4, 2014
Completely stealing the show and delivering my favorite supporting turn of the year so far is Armando Riesco.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 16, 2014
Adult World earns an A for effort
Full Review | Original Score: B-
March 18, 2014
It is genuinely funny and surprisingly touching by the end, which is more than can be said for most of Hollywood's efforts of late.
Read More | Original Score: B+
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