Beyond Clueless Reviews

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January 23, 2015
Charlie Lyne's documentary about modern teen movies is entertaining and insightful, but also scattergun in its approach.
January 22, 2015
The clip-based format might be a choice made out of necessity, but the results, though occasionally intriguing, are finally unilluminating.
January 22, 2015
One of the extraordinary things about Beyond Clueless is the reminder of all today's A-list actors who started out as eerily, almost waxily young stars in teen films.
January 22, 2015
At its best, in its montages of first fumblings or explosions of adolescent rage, Beyond Clueless transcends most of the films that inspired it.
January 22, 2015
With clips from more than 200 teen movies made in the decade after 1995's Clueless, this lively kaleidoscopic documentary entertainingly traces how America has depicted the teen experience on screen.
January 22, 2015
A '90s nostalgia fest with some interesting points to make.
January 22, 2015
Charlie Lyne's debut feature is a dizzying and dedicated essay on the previously unheralded genre of teen movies.
January 22, 2015
Lyne's findings are often profound, even if some edge into laboured film studies territory.
January 19, 2015
Lyne's passionate knowledge is obvious from the well-researched clips, which he pieces together like a thematic jigsaw to present a sweeping overview of the genre.
October 28, 2014
Lyne has produced a prodigious piece of criticism with Beyond Clueless, a confident crowdfunded archive-essay film.
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