Raising Victor Vargas Reviews

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May 22, 2003
Raising Victor Vargas is more than a terrific film -- it's a kind one.
May 16, 2003
Full of humor and heart, it is the best family comedy since Moonstruck.
May 16, 2003
In Raising Victor Vargas, everyone has feelings.
May 16, 2003
A coming-of-age story in which tenderness is silent but runs deep.
May 15, 2003
You keep waiting for it to not be awesome... and it keeps being awesome.
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.
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.
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.
May 7, 2003
A satisfying motion picture that wins its audience over because the characters are allowed to be themselves.
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 .
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.
May 2, 2003
For those sick of the tired conventions of 'rom-coms' (as Hollywood wags call romantic comedies), Vargas is a refreshing cure, frank about healthy teenage curiosity and sexuality in ways that don't make them punchlines to smutty jokes.
May 2, 2003
There's nothing in the utterly enchanting Raising Victor Vargas you haven't seen before; you'd just be hard-pressed to name another movie that did it as well.
May 2, 2003
It is rare to find a film that defies one's expectations as sweetly and satisfyingly as this coming-of-age comedy-drama.
May 1, 2003
In every aspect of filmmaking and intent this picture is peerless, so truly real, funny, poignant and sexy that it almost feels like a watershed cinematic moment.
May 1, 2003
Every frame of this movie feels real.
May 1, 2003
Raising Victor Vargas has landed exactly the right actors for a script that already gets points for respecting its teenage characters.
May 1, 2003
The film offers a realistic and funny slice of life.
May 1, 2003
A delightful example of what happens when a rather slight story is handled with passion, humor and care.
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