Igby Goes Down - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Igby Goes Down Reviews

Page 1 of 7
June 11, 2013
so many of the characters are so soulless, making it difficult to see past their sarcastic, brash exteriors... So when all the iciness melts away, the sentimentality which replaces it seems unconvincingly pat.
January 2, 2011
Dark, depressing story that's for adults only.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 13, 2009
Steers puts a lot of balls in the air, but no one, including Igby, gets developed far enough for viewers to really know and care about them.
December 28, 2008
Consistently unusual, unpredictable and uproarious viewing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 18, 2008
Balancing its frequently absurd humour with poignant observations of that time in life when you're not sure exactly what it is you're rebelling against, Igby Goes Down is an offbeat winner.
June 24, 2006
Yes, it's The Catcher in the Rye all over again - with generous helpings of Rushmore, The Graduate, Bret Easton Ellis and The Ice Storm. Igby never reaches those heights ...
June 24, 2004
Deep, dark and hopelessly cynical - the kind of film that kids are too young for and won't understand and parents are too old for and won't understand either.
Full Review | Original Score: 77/100
June 5, 2004
While teens are at the age of self discovery, Igby is doing his best work at self-destruction.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
October 24, 2003
While J.D. Salinger and his Holden Caulfield positively own the territory of runaway upper class malcontents in New York, this funny and touching film does justice to the genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
June 13, 2003
The poignancy of the conclusion leaves you hoping fervently that Igby's best is still to come - and Culkin's, as well.
June 8, 2003
The nearest thing we've got to a big-screen Catcher in the Rye...with Kieran Culkin giving a very Holden Caufield-esque performance.
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 20, 2003
An uninspiring, would-be Catcher in the Rye story.
Full Review | Original Score: C
January 19, 2003
It's second-class Salinger, but even at that it's thoughtfully entertaining.
Read More | Original Score: 7/10
December 27, 2002
There are some movies that hit you from the first scene and you know it's going to be a trip. Igby Goes Down is one of those movies.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
December 17, 2002
A highly personal look at the effects of living a dysfunctionally privileged lifestyle, and by the end, we only wish we could have spent more time in its world.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
December 8, 2002
The script is witty and touching, and the performances of the leads (and most of the supporting players) carry it off perfectly.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
December 6, 2002
The handiest thing about casting a Culkin in your movie is that if he doesn't exactly fit, you can just exchange him for another, like a rented tuxedo or Baldwin.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
November 29, 2002
Writer/director Burr Steers displays a pitch-perfect sense of the way Igby is at once repelled by his family and his upbringing and yet an unmistakable product of it.
November 11, 2002
"The Royal Tenenbaums" without the quirks.
Full Review | Original Score: A
November 5, 2002
is an experience far more tame and mainstream than it pretends to be. We start the movie amused by Igby's rough edges and quirks but are then asked to sympathize with his softer side. Its surprises, its honesty, and its shrewd humor get lost somewhere alo
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Page 1 of 7