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All the Boys Love Mandy Lane Reviews

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Scott Weinberg
August 28, 2015
What we might actually call a "thinking man's slasher flick."
Bill Gibron
Film Racket
December 2, 2013
This isn't a masterpiece, just a well made effort by someone who seemingly understands the pros and cons of how to deliver the shivers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
November 21, 2013
Too dumb for the arthouse, but too smart for the mall multiplex, the movie satisfies, paradoxically, precisely because it doesn't deliver on expectations.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media
October 24, 2013
The movie is well-made, with more effort placed on building tension than on creating bloody payoffs.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
October 17, 2013
"Mandy" is a sturdy little slasher film, nothing more.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger
October 11, 2013
I can safely say we could have lived life quite contently without ever seeing it, but it's hard to completely dismiss it.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Nicolas Rapold
New York Times
October 11, 2013
There's a slightly nasty twist to some of the violence, with an air of school shooter menace ultimately creeping in as the group's tormentor is revealed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times
October 10, 2013
It doesn't reinvent the genre, but it is a strong addition to the canon of films that fuse teenage anxieties of the body and social interaction with blood-soaked storytelling.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Amy Nicholson
L.A. Weekly
October 10, 2013
Writer Jacob Forman takes the possessive male gaze to its violent extreme. Mandy isn't much of a character, and that's the point.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Katherine Monk
October 10, 2013
Mandy Lane is sunshine and light, but we can sense the dark side everywhere as Levine blends his potent ingredients with the savvy of a Manhattan mixologist.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
October 3, 2013
It's a time trip worth taking, with moody lensing and a suspenseful script (by Jacob Forman) that offers more than just the usual bloodbath.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Bill Gibron
September 1, 2013
While Levine employs a look that recalls the exploitation efforts circa a '70s drive-in, he doesn't have the same grasp on said material's button pushing provocation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Jennie Kermode
Eye for Film
October 18, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Dustin Putman
October 15, 2008
One of the more memorable teen-oriented horror movies of the last few years. As much a comment on the objectification of women as it is a grimy, violent, enthralling slasher pic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Lucius Gore
July 26, 2008
The film is pretty good, but suffers a little bit from serious-itis.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
July 17, 2008
Think of it as "There's Something About Mary" with a twist of "Friday the 13th"...
Jeremy Knox
Film Threat
July 15, 2008
Mandy Lane isn't a masterpiece by any definition, but it is a fine and well crafted piece of work that a lot of care and attention to detail was put into.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Erik Childress
July 1, 2008
May have an indie budget but equally evokes the rich landscapes of early Terrence Malick and the grimy grindhouse tales of the '70s, converging poetically into its heartmashing climax.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Matthew Turner
February 14, 2008
Engaging, sharply acted slasher movie that's a cut above the usual rubbish, thanks to a decent script and impressive direction by Jonathan Levine.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Anton Bitel
February 13, 2008
with teenagers, there will always come a time when innocence must be lost - but Levine's film transfixes this moment with the sharpness of a razor.
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