The Perks of Being a Wallflower Reviews

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April 11, 2019
The Perks of Being a Wallflower is essentially a love letter for the awkward kids, but a film I think everyone can relate to.
February 28, 2019
It's a rare movie that improves upon the book in every way.
February 5, 2019
The film, much like its reclusive protagonist, manages to carve out its own identity amongst a sea of vapid imitators.
September 1, 2018
This is boring, and it's partly that believability thing. How many alienated outsiders do you have to gather together before they become insiders? Alternatively, they are all so good-looking, smart and well-heeled, they are winners, surely.
August 30, 2018
Like the best teen movies, the filmmakers recognize the power of the music we associated with our youth, and the excitement of finding somebody else who likes the same weird music you do.
August 13, 2018
A surprisingly spot-on directorial debut, cementing Chbosky's voice as one to be listened to. His directorial style compliments the material to a tee, and helps to deliver a film that's as earnest, heartfelt and charming as coming-of-age dramas get.
May 21, 2018
Perks hits on a kind of universal nostalgia for the teenage years...without blunting the sharp, dark edges it simultaneously imparts.
May 18, 2018
In spite of its downer of an opening act, the film achieves instant lift-off the very moment Charlie falls in with the out crowd.
December 10, 2016
It understands how adolescence is a period of anxieties provoked by prosaic desires. [Full review in Portuguese.]
April 16, 2016
What it gets right is so right that the occasional clunky piece of dialogue or the slip of an accent isn't enough to derail a lovely piece of cinema.
October 18, 2013
Satisfying enough to delight younger audience members, and maybe win over a few older ones, too.
July 20, 2013
It's been a while since a movie captured so colorfully the comedy, tragedy, angst, and exuberance of adolescence.
June 28, 2013
"Like real teenagers, Watson and Miller convincingly move from glowing objects of desire to comic relief to deeply troubled human beings."
May 24, 2013
Bravely delves into issues of incest, depression, homophobia and most hauntingly, death. And rarely does any of it feel fake.
March 21, 2013
One of the absolute best films about surviving High School ever made.
March 6, 2013
A modern masterpiece...
February 17, 2013
Stephen Chbosky's The Perks of Being a Wallflower is one of the best coming-of-age stories I've seen in years, thanks to his enduring and truthful script.
February 4, 2013
The Perks of Being a Wallflower flutters with the excitement and terror that comes in being young and trying to find your way.
December 14, 2012
Boasts one of 2012's best live-wire performances in the form of Ezra Miller's exuberantly gay high school senior.
December 10, 2012
This profound story of love and friendship is apparently fiction, but it sure comes across with the power of a true story. It seems a lot truer to me than some based-on-fact movies like 'Argo.'
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