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Raising Victor Vargas Reviews

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June 13, 2003
An exceptionally strong debut film that rings true and honest about teenagers and their emotions.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
June 9, 2003
Packed with the type of pyrotechnics that come from the purest of sources: good performers and worthwhile material.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
June 1, 2003
It's funny, romantic, tender, probing and true to life.
Full Review | Original Score: A -
May 30, 2003
In a day and age when head shaking moments of disbelief are about as commonplace at the Cineplex as stale popcorn, Raising Victor Vargas is reason enough for discerning moviegoers to raise a cheer.
May 30, 2003
It is throughly involving, depicting the real and recognizable frustrations of teenagers and the grown-ups who have responsibility for them.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 28, 2003
Real, sweet and often really sweet.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
May 27, 2003
A great little film that, while lacking visual flair, portrays a faith in and understanding of mankind that is difficult to find anywhere these days.
Read More | Original Score: 83/100
May 26, 2003
Never once feels false or hits a sour note, and its actors don't seem at all like they're acting.
| Original Score: 7/10
May 22, 2003
Raising Victor Vargas is more than a terrific film -- it's a kind one.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 16, 2003
Full of humor and heart, it is the best family comedy since Moonstruck.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
May 16, 2003
In Raising Victor Vargas, everyone has feelings.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
May 16, 2003
A coming-of-age story in which tenderness is silent but runs deep.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
May 15, 2003
You keep waiting for it to not be awesome... and it keeps being awesome.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
May 15, 2003
The narrative is thin, but the little-known cast (who helped writer-director Peter Sollett develop the characters) bring an element of realism to roles that defy stereotypes and pigeonholing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 14, 2003
The movie has a fresh, vibrant feel to it that gives its characters room to breathe and be themselves. The best part: Nobody wears out their welcome.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 12, 2003
["Raising Victor Vargas"] is such a well crafted, good hearted teen romance I hope it gets deserved life in the after market.
Full Review | Original Score: B
May 7, 2003
A satisfying motion picture that wins its audience over because the characters are allowed to be themselves.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 3, 2003
Protagonists Rasuk and Marte are very good here, as are the others.
May 2, 2003
Raising Victor Vargas displays a sweet intelligence. It has a gritty charm about itself .
| Original Score: 4/5
May 2, 2003
Writer-director Sollett has a honed, at-home cast and a deft, funny sense of eros. The many close-ups establish intimacy, though at times this feels like a case study in sex and urban density.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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