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Mid90s Reviews

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March 18, 2019
Occasionally, it seems like Hill is trying a little too hard to be taken seriously. But even the movie's pitfalls open up possibilities for conversation, and Hill authentically captures the complexity, tribalism, and insecurity of teenage boys.
Full Review | Original Score: 76/100
March 5, 2019
This funky dramedy, shaggy and wise in all the right places, seems as raw and unvarnished as most first films. But it also features deceptively polished and precise craftsmanship.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 26, 2019
Unflinching with an absorbing aesthetic, Mid90s is proper coming-of-age; terrifying, fleeting and funny with pathos to spare.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 21, 2019
The big question is whether this is all in service to the story or Hill's determination to announce himself as a credible artist. In truth, it's a little of both.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 21, 2019
Tonally it can be a little helter-skelter but Hill has penned a witty, compassionate script and feels like a filmmaker willing to experiment.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 21, 2019
Truly outstanding.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
February 14, 2019
Jonah Hill's made a time capsule of a film and infused it with real heart and passion. If this is his debut, it will be great to see what's next.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 12, 2019
[Jonah] Hill excels at capturing the specific moments that define early manhood and the temperamental nuance of the bonds forged between angry young men.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 7, 2019
At times feels like a rough draft for something smarter, funnier and more incisive. However, it does have its moments of glory and some nifty performances
February 7, 2019
Just when you think this little movie is only going to be about skating and cursing, which is actually fine with me, Jonah Hill manages to raise the stakes, but does so in a natural and believable progression.
January 29, 2019
Katherine Waterson and Lucas Hedges are brilliant at telling a story of home life and poverty that our main character is too young to fully understand.
January 26, 2019
You can tell Hill could craft an entertaining film in a mode he's comfortable with, but aiming for profundity finds his reach exceeding his grasp.
January 12, 2019
Slender from a narrative standpoint, Mid90s largely succeeds thanks to the authentic characters -- and even more authentic dialogue -- offered by Hill.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 9, 2019
Despite the film's harshness, there are quite a few beautiful moments in Jonah Hill's directorial debut. The coming-of-age drama features spot-on performances by the cast and a storyline that provides the audience with insight to these vivid characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 9, 2019
Jonah Hill grinds through his directorial debut with nostalgia and emotion, illuminating the struggles in adolescence.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
January 7, 2019
A serviceable drama held back by its lack of heart, soul, and direction.
December 21, 2018
A realistic and raw tale of coming-of-age insecurities with a hearty dose of skate culture nostalgia.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 19, 2018
Brutal and uncompromising, Mid90s packs more emotional punch than would be expected of a slacker skater movie.
December 9, 2018
Mid90s is a beautiful tribute to skate culture.
December 5, 2018
Mid90s is a love letter to a time and place unique in youth cultural history. It isn't quite great - it has its share of flaws - but as far as debuts go, it's a hell of a strong one.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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