Flipped Reviews

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January 6, 2014
I expected more from Rob Reiner.
February 9, 2012
Has my heart grown so cold and battle-scarred that I can't allow myself to be completely won over by Flipped, or is Flipped such a load of flavorless mush that there's not enough charm for me to embrace?
November 18, 2011
September 24, 2011
At times, the movie feels like a commercial for Wonder Bread, stretched to feature length.
November 26, 2010
If the feature doesn't latch on to the senses immediately with its sugared claws, it's a long, ugly 85 minutes of dreadful behavior to endure, waiting for an ending that never arrives.
November 21, 2010
I suppose some people may respond to this nostalgic ode to innocence and chastity, but I found it insufferable.
November 21, 2010
...if you want a wholesome, ultimately feel-good film about young love, this might be it. Or not.
October 8, 2010
The movie feels static, like a diorama of 60s life rather than a living, breathing story.
September 24, 2010
Rob Reiner seems to be aiming for a boomer audience, but it's a relentless exercise in nostalgia -- clothes, hair styles, cars, and doo-wop soundtrack -- that feels manipulative.
September 17, 2010
...takes what could have been a charming coming-of-age story and buries it beneath layers of cinematic overkill that push you away from the film when they should be drawing you in.
September 10, 2010
The latest from director Rob Reiner is a well-meaning mess that wants to tap into universal experiences of childhood and first love but bogs down in squirm-inducing banalities.
September 9, 2010
Reiner was clearly sick the day they taught filmmaking at film school-you show, not tell the audience what's going on. What at first seems sort of clever quickly turns into an exercise in exasperating tedium.
September 9, 2010
This is the movie version of comfort food from your grandmother: Familiar, wholesome and rather bland.
September 8, 2010
Rather than providing insight into childhood and the past, Flipped merely panders to those who want to idealize them.
September 3, 2010
What starts off as a beautifully innocent tale of two teens navigating confusing feelings for one another, is stomped all over by painfully overdone grownup nonsense.
September 1, 2010
Flipped is essentially a Hail Mary pass designed to remind us that director, producer and co-screenwriter Reiner is the guy who made Stand By Me.
August 27, 2010
This is a slow, pretty, one-dimensional undertaking. The story is free of any real conflict or depth -- it's just kind of big and shiny, not unlike an expensive Hallmark greeting card.
August 27, 2010
Upon reflection: if the subject in this 'Rashomon-com' isn't all that involving at first glance, a second peek from the other side of the looking glass may not carry that much more insight.
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.
August 27, 2010
There's barely half a film here, stretched and pulled so thin you can nearly see through it.
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