Guidance Reviews

September 24, 2015
A wicked comedy.
September 17, 2015
Guidance manages to be ridiculous and oddly charming.
August 27, 2015
It's a creative hat trick of wildly amusing proportions.
August 25, 2015
If Guidance struggles to find the right tone for its mounting provocations, it never yields to the kind of flat-out cynicism that's fashionable in Hollywood comedies.
August 24, 2015
A very impressive jump by Mr. Mills into the big time. He can play misguided as long as he wants. We need the laughs.
August 20, 2015
This is a writer-director to watch.
August 20, 2015
Pursuing his character's self-destructive, often tasteless agenda, Mr. Mills (drawing on his own experiences and doing triple duty as the director and screenwriter) gives a performance of rancid single-mindedness.
August 20, 2015
Though it belongs to the same genre, Guidance is nowhere near so good as Young Adult (or even the Jump Street movies, come to think of it).
August 18, 2015
Deranged, often very funny ...
August 17, 2015
An enjoyable entry into the swelling ranks of corrupt-the-youth comedies.
August 17, 2015
This comedy about a former TV child star turned train wreck who decides to take a high-school guidance counselor job -- or rather, pose as someone appropriate for that position -- is consistently amusing and surprisingly uncynical in the end.
August 17, 2015
The unapologetic lack of political correctness never goes beyond a one-dimensional and tentative provocation.
August 16, 2015
Pat Mills has concocted a subversive, silly and oh-so-comically Canadian version of failed-actor-turned-guidance counselor.
August 14, 2015
The film is not significant, but it is principled and sweetly subversive. And, like high school, if you're not careful, you might just learn something from it.
August 13, 2015
Entertaining, often darkly comic and certainly more amusing than similarly themed rotten role model comedies.
August 12, 2015
Mills skilfully sets up characters and situations, draws strong work from his cast of mostly locals (expert at playing straight-faced) and makes fine use throughout of a silly motivational recording David's seen making in the first scene.