Liberal Arts Reviews
November 16, 2020
Fervently free of cynicism, Radnor's latest feature transcends its quirks with a smartly wound college excursion that looks to the past and finds nostalgia, possibilities and a new outlook on life.
September 14, 2020
The final result is a film that satisfies intellectually despite occasionally dipping into the land of the formulaic.
February 13, 2020
There's nothing revolutionary going on here, but LIBERAL ARTS will speak wittily to certain audiences with an enjoyable clarity and resonance.
November 27, 2019
All in all, Liberal Arts is more than above average with a nice take on nostalgic romanticism, filled with sweetness, charm and a lot of wisdom.
February 5, 2019
Credit is due to Radnor for assembling a strong supporting cast... but sadly his second outing behind the camera falls foul of many of the deadly sins committed by indie Sundance fodder past and present.
December 20, 2018
This film is one of the rare exceptions to the rule. Yes, it's romantic; and yes, it's funny, but it's also a layered, thoughtful look at the meaning of coming-of-age.
December 20, 2018
Radnor has a wisdom beyond his still-young years, and a talent for communicating it.
August 15, 2017
There's nothing predictable about the way the romance unfolds.
January 9, 2017
Liberal Arts seems aggressively cheery, determinedly lacking in negativity, and very affirming in its protagonist's masculine heroism. None of it is a surprise, and as a result, not much of it is very good, either.
June 6, 2016
Romantic comedies don't set out to change your life, but Liberal Arts does provide an easy and enjoyable study on growing up and finding contentment, whatever your age.
November 25, 2013
Liberal Arts is a resolutely vanilla-flavored concoction but still pleasant, amiable, and a little more thoughtful than your average rom-com.
July 17, 2013
An exuberant, heartfelt concoction, the kind of sunny comedy that's good for the soul.
July 10, 2013
Some of the insights are a bit simplistic but for most of the running time, the film is an enjoyable diversion.
April 3, 2013
LIBERAL ARTS never manages to turn these great performances and familiar dilemmas into something substantial.
March 4, 2013
A diverting generational three-way dialogue between those barely out of their teens, those in their mid thirties and those well north of fifty.
January 15, 2013
...an enthralling sophomore effort from an almost excessively promising filmmaker...
December 28, 2012
A writer/director/star, casting himself as the guy who's irresistible to all sorts of women? Woody Allen's been pulling that trick for about 40 years.