Charlie Bartlett Reviews

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October 24, 2008
February 22, 2008
The movie as a whole is a sweet pill to swallow.
February 22, 2008
Charlie Bartlett is a refreshingly entertaining character study that refuses to dumb down its youthful cast or bury their concerns in service of a catchy soundtrack.
February 22, 2008
The characters remain halfway between genuine comic creations and realistic individuals, and the whole narrative feels artificial, stuck in the tension between being a morality play and a freewheeling comedy.
February 22, 2008
Those waiting for the arrival of the next Juno may want to skip Charlie Bartlett, a relentlessly earnest teen film about a 17-year-old misfit who's been tossed out of one prep school after another for bad behavior.
February 22, 2008
Imagine an R-rated Ferris Bueller with only the most annoying parts of the younger Matthew Broderick's screen persona emphasized and you'll draw a bead on Bartlett.
February 22, 2008
Watching Charlie Bartlett only makes Wes Anderson's work seem more accomplished by comparison, because it underscores that thin line separating the agreeably fanciful from the overbearingly precious.
February 22, 2008
A comedy that strains so hard to be edgy it nearly pulls a muscle.
February 22, 2008
Two decades after Ferris Bueller, a new smarty-pants seeks popularity in Charlie Bartlett.
February 22, 2008
Charlie Bartlett starts to get a bit preachy as it works its way toward a climax heavily influenced by Rushmore, but it's still well above average for this type of film.
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