Before I Fall Reviews

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July 28, 2017
In this film repetition is punishment not only for its protagonist, but also for the spectator, who is subjected to reliving various situations of amusement and suffering of poor rich children of Northwest United States. [Full review in Spanish]
May 31, 2017
Before I Fall is a life-affirming and inspirational film.
April 10, 2017
I can't quite recommend Before I Fall to grownups, but for teenage girls still battling social hierarchies [...] this might be just the ticket.
April 8, 2017
A little 'Carrie,' a little 'Groundhog Day,' and a little essay about what makes us become cruel, 'Before I Fall' is a thought-provoking movie about friendships, developing a moral compass and growing up.
March 22, 2017
Is it groundbreaking? No. Is it entertaining? Indeed.
March 20, 2017
It's only after the movie's setup that Before I Fall really shines -it's not afraid to go dark and end boldly.
March 18, 2017
...a seriously ill-advised adaptation of an admittedly decent young-adult novel.
March 17, 2017
Let's just get it out there: Hollywood has milked the stuck-in-a-time-loop premise for all it's worth.
March 10, 2017
Beneath its stale platitudes about being a nice person and living every day like it's your last, the film doesn't offer much meaningful exploration of its moral complexities.
March 9, 2017
If nothing else, the movie will be worth it if it finally makes a star of Deutch; she's overdue. J.L.
March 9, 2017
Before I Fall stands out for its slightly discordant tone, which director Ry Russo-Young conveys not so much in the dialogue as in the performances and the hyper-reality of the backdrop.
March 9, 2017
Before I Fall is one of the more pleasant surprises of the year.
March 9, 2017
Though this movie is a clear notch below recent high watermarks of its genre such as Diary of a Teenage Girl and Edge of Seventeen, it does extract some pressing and lasting insights from the experience of a life lived like there is literally no tomorrow.
March 9, 2017
A story about as wise as a studio that makes a movie set on Valentine's Day weekend that bites from Groundhog Day and then releases it in March.
March 9, 2017
Awkwardly schmaltzy YA melodrama, delivering a sympathetic 'savor every moment' message about redemption and hope.
March 8, 2017
Along with its anti-bullying message, Before I Fall may not be unforgettable, but it definitely stands out among its contemporaries.
March 8, 2017
Director Ry Russo-Young seems genuinely interested in tapping into these characters and reminding us what fresh hell adolescence brings each day, but the material resists her.
March 7, 2017
However good Before I Fall is at painting its portrait of a teenager in an existential crisis most severe, it is equally bad at giving way to schmaltz.
March 6, 2017
There's little that the director, Ry Russo-Young, can do with the material's sentimental thinness, but she does something nonetheless ...
March 5, 2017
...adequate entertainment for the current crop of teens and tweens, but it's not one that their younger siblings will be wanting to see a few years from now.
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