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Daydream Nation Reviews

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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
May 7, 2011
Goldbach fills the story with too many distractions, but Dennings, known for "Nick and Nora's Infinite Playlist," is feline and fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
May 6, 2011
"Daydream Nation" rolls elements of "Juno," "American Beauty," "Donnie Darko" and "Twin Peaks" into a potent blunt.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
May 6, 2011
Worth seeking out...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times
May 5, 2011
A fitfully engaging effort that is most successful as a performance piece for actors Kat Dennings and Reece Thompson.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Keith Phipps
AV Club
May 5, 2011
It's a film about teen angst that's too caught up in its characters' state of mind to see its way through to the other side.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Nick Schager
Time Out
May 3, 2011
Sonic Youth should sue.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Ernest Hardy
Village Voice
May 3, 2011
Another film in which on-screen teens, especially the nubile femme fatale at the center, are but vessels to showcase the screenwriter's irony-drenched, self-satisfied intellect.
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
April 22, 2011
To a large degree, the film is a platform for Dennings, with her young-but-wise blend of vulnerability and take-charge brashness that make her an utterly plausible magnet for sensitive dudes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
April 14, 2011
Caught halfway between comedy and drama, it's a movie that resists definition, for good and for ill.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Joe Leydon
September 22, 2010
Charged with alternating currents of teen angst, sardonic wit, nervous dread and impudent sensuality, Daydream Nation suggests Juno as reimagined by David Lynch, or a funnier, sunnier Donnie Darko.