Beyond Clueless Reviews

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May 17, 2019
Beyond Clueless frequently provokes nostalgic joy whilst also inspiring further cinematic discovery.
April 4, 2019
Beyond Clueless is a remarkable redressing of the cinema essay style of filmmaking, combining a brilliantly written and scholarly script with an intellectually stimulating approach.
June 2, 2015
Teen film genre docu features sex, profanity, violence.
February 9, 2015
If the revered works of 80s auteur John Hughes...gave teenagers a fresh, honest voice, Beyond Clueless teaches us that the life, loves and psychology of the turn-of-the-century teen were a harder-to-define mix of individualism, alienation and rebellion.
February 2, 2015
Beyond Clueless may be messy in places but it's also strange, occasionally disorienting and full of flashes of madness. Not unlike adolescence itself.
January 29, 2015
Claims to celebrate 200 classic American coming-of-age movies from the past 20 years or so, but really amounts to little more than a barrage of clips stitched together.
January 26, 2015
It's an auspicious debut, a wry but serious and passionate cine-essay ...
January 25, 2015
The central arguments about the codified rules of high-school interaction lack focus and (most importantly) context, pinballing around with plenty of bell-ringing pizzazz but precious little analytical bite.
January 24, 2015
Lyne's film feels like one giant movie high school in which every big screen jock, nerd and cheerleader is housed.
January 23, 2015
The film deep-mines those American high-school tropes, from bullying at the lockers and cold-shouldering in the cafeteria to panicking about the prom, and, of course, sexual awakening.
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