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Lebanon, Pa. Reviews

May 13, 2011
Since the crux of the tale is a teenager's decision about an unwanted pregnancy, "Lebanon, Pa." can't possibly please everyone. But Hickernell doesn't strain to be provocative.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 11, 2011
Not perfect, but vastly superior to most of the Hollywood dreck we've been getting lately, Lebanon, Pa. is a thoughtful and perceptive film well worth recommending.
April 29, 2011
As long as the pic remains rooted in a specific locale's rhythms, it imparts a sense of discovery; but when local color wears thin, bald ideological small-town/big-city oppositions intrude.
April 29, 2011
Plays out like one of those dull message movies that TV networks used to crank out almost weekly, but the earnestness is at times almost appealingly old-fashioned.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
April 28, 2011
Kitson, who plays CJ, the mouthy, forthright teenager at the center of the storm, illuminates a movie that is otherwise so studiously balanced an examination of teenage pregnancy that it deserves a medal for evenhandedness.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 28, 2011
Displays the delicate touch of a sledgehammer on an old sidewalk.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
April 27, 2011
The real casualties are momentum and narrative cohesion.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 26, 2011
Lebanon, Pa. begins as a tale about male, middle-aged self-discovery, but soon becomes something quite different: a clear-eyed if crassly manipulative take on the culture wars.
October 14, 2010
A poignant portrait of an unlikely friendship and a pungent contrast of urban clamor and small-town murmur.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 6, 2010
Lebanon, Pa. is a few strong moments of storytelling lost in a sea of indie cliche.