Slash Reviews

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April 19, 2020
The film is touching in parts and a bit cringe-worthy in others, which are both good things here.
February 18, 2020
Teens write porn fan fiction; sex and language.
August 2, 2019
I always hesitate to call a film "charming," as I feel it's a word that tends to leave fandom-related audiences cringing and running away in search of something with more explosions, but Slash is just that.
March 30, 2019
Slash may be gutsy with its subject matter, but it lacks a confidently defined style. It's a well-meaning but clumsy high school movie...
November 19, 2018
Intentionally slick on the surface, "Slash" cuts deep, wringing laughs from the cringeworthy behavior of awkward teens, but also nailing the desperation to be understood.
November 19, 2018
Real world fanfic enthusiasts may appreciate the attention, but most could probably hatch a more involving tale in the time it takes to scratch "Kirk + Spock 4 Evr" into a wooden bench.
November 2, 2018
It delivers a much-needed counterpoint to the view that fanficcers are nothing but talentless deviants, and it does so in a respectful but hilarious way.
August 7, 2017
There is no shortage of coming-of-age films, but none that I've seen are quite as virtuous and laissez-faire as Clay Liford's Slash.
December 15, 2016
The nerd-sexy coming-of-age tale the Internet age so desperately needs.
December 9, 2016
An occasionally flat but charmingly empathetic film about the time-honored tradition of erotic fan fiction.
December 8, 2016
It's both funny and enlightening, a nuanced yet strikingly bold look at how teens see themselves, not how adults would like to see them.
December 8, 2016
Johnston and Marks are strong enough in their roles, crafting characters who express uncertainty and fear in vividly different ways, to make you believe their polarizing personalities truly draw confidence and meaning from each other.
December 8, 2016
For a movie about proud outcasts, "Slash" is a little square.
December 8, 2016
Slash paints a sometimes brutally honest picture of what it's like to feel that you're the only one of your kind, but the film tackles various heady topics with a light, winning touch.
September 22, 2016
Beautifully filmed and wonderfully acted, Slash often resembles a John Green novel, albeit one told with more nuance surrounding sexual identity and orientation.
September 22, 2016
The weird world of slash -- same-sex, erotic online fan fiction -- is the focus of this delightful feature from writer-director Clay Liford.
September 9, 2016
An engagingly deviant spin on coming-of-age movies.
August 11, 2016
You'll want to call Slash a "romantic comedy," but that wouldn't do justice to all the social norm blurring that's more about important relationships than a goofy love story.
July 28, 2016
This is observant filmmaking with something valuable to say about sexual awakenings at the most awkward of times.
July 17, 2016
SLASH exists as a poignant, often hilarious reminder that the world of our own making is the only one where we really belong.
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