My Summer of Love - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

My Summer of Love Reviews

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Robert Davis
Paste Magazine
June 5, 2008
The film reaches a point of high drama, for sure, but when Edith Piaf's voice rises over the final minutes, the gothic climax curls into a wicked grin.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
March 19, 2008
...there's little doubt that the film is occasionally just a little too uneventful for its own good.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
May 12, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

Empire Magazine
April 1, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star
August 19, 2005
Pawlikowski does such a great job of establishing a sense of youthful carelessness that we're sucked into Mona's summer adventure.
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
August 5, 2005
A movie you seem to watch through translucent eyelids...
| Original Score: '3.5/4'
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
July 21, 2005
Torrid eroticism tinged by a sense of menace . . . circles around its complex, conflicted characters before plunging into their dark feelings and hidden half-truths.
David N. Butterworth
rec.arts.movies.reviews
July 21, 2005
Pawel Pawlikowski's open and poetic new film proves without a shadow of a doubt that his stunning "Last Resort" from 2000 was no fluke.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
July 16, 2005
Engaging arthouse coming-of-age drama.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
July 15, 2005
A perfectly diverting, perfectly forgettable summer fling.
| Original Score: 3/5
Carlo Cavagna
AboutFilm.com
July 7, 2005
Despite the predictable collision course between Tasmin and Phil, this is a remarkable film.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
July 7, 2005
Turns out to be a triumph of unexpectedness in its slimmed-down story of two teenage girls, one middle-to-lower-class, and the other upper-class.
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
July 6, 2005
Coupled with...picturesque cinematography, Press and Blunt's natural performances communicate a palpable sense of the summer's heat and the hazy days of adolescence and ardor.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
July 5, 2005
My Summer of Love is one of those promising little gems that comes along and gets lost in the hype generated by Hollywood's flood of blockbusters.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
July 5, 2005
When compared with most of what passes for honest teen drama these days, My Summer of Love is a real reprieve.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
July 5, 2005
Very good performances ...
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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
July 1, 2005
Pawlikowski doesn't spend much time explaining his characters or telling us why they do what they do, and that's exactly why they remain so compelling.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies
July 1, 2005
As coming-of-age stories go, My Summer Of Love is far more provocative and mysterious than most.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Jennie Punter
Globe and Mail
July 1, 2005
It is a truly refreshing grown-up big-screen film.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
June 30, 2005
It is, in short, a very good coming-of-age story of love and obsession, but not a remarkable one.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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