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Flipped Reviews

November 18, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: C-
September 24, 2011
At times, the movie feels like a commercial for Wonder Bread, stretched to feature length.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
September 13, 2010
Flipped is Rob Reiner's best film in 18 years.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
September 10, 2010
Flipped is as phony as a poodle-skirted waitress at a mall diner, yet it's as sweet as a malt. A vanilla one.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 9, 2010
Reiner, who made the similarly themed The Sure Thing about opposites who repel and attract, is a most sympathetic director of actors.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 8, 2010
It's a bit too Wonder Years at times, but the odd two-narrators gimmick plays right into the film's "flip" in structure.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
August 27, 2010
That Flipped isn't insufferably cute is a measure of its integrity. But it still strains to view the world through the eyes of children without a filter of grown-up cynicism.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
August 27, 2010
We have here a movie that's pitch-perfect one minute and awkwardly schmaltzy the next.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 27, 2010
The whole thing would go down like a peanut butter and marshmallow sandwich, were it not for the lively lead presence of Madeline Carroll and Callan McAuliffe, two young talents who make the movie better than it deserves to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 27, 2010
There's barely half a film here, stretched and pulled so thin you can nearly see through it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 26, 2010
A pleasantly nostalgic and well-intentioned family movie featuring strong performances by its young actors.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 26, 2010
A minor pleasure that will strike a lot of moviegoers -- those who think no one makes movies for them anymore -- as a major treat.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 26, 2010
Flipped offers an achingly familiar look at puppy love from two contrasting angles, each of them insufferably saccharine.
Full Review | Original Score: F
August 26, 2010
Based on a popular young-adult novel and brimming with all the angst and schmaltz you'd expect from such a source, this awkward coming-of-age drama does nothing to gild the legacy of middlebrow maestro Rob Reiner.
August 26, 2010
Reiner's picture lands somewhere between synthetic nostalgia and the texture of real life.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 26, 2010
Maybe what makes Flipped such a warm entertainment is how it re-creates a life we wish we'd had when we were 14.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 25, 2010
Though the dialogue rings too chirpy ("Gee whiz!") and faintly anachronistic ("Get over it, man!"), the acting is wonderfully subtle...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 6, 2010
I can't say anything nice about Flipped, a painfully clumsy adaptation of a tween novel by Wendelin Van Draanen.
August 6, 2010
Flipped is the kind of small, special movie that wraps you up in so much warmth, humor and humanity that it will leave you wishing that stories like this weren't so rare.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 5, 2010
Flipped is sweet and something like honest, heartfelt and phonily sincere, and it will be, at risk of coarse honesty, catnip for old people.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 5, 2010
Reiner, in very broad strokes, works in issues of poverty, thwarted dreams and family obligation, and almost pulls it off.
August 2, 2010
A somewhat leaden piece of work, its considerable charms nearly smothered by strange pacing and awkward staging.
August 2, 2010
Reiner again demonstrates compassion and insight into young people's battles to acquire self-knowledge, but in his new film, too many clearly fictional characters and contrived situations bog down his story.