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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
March 8, 2012
The film is a pleasant watch, filled with nice little moments of comedy and tenderness, and optimistic about the fate of dreamers who happen to be a little slow out of the starting gate.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media
October 24, 2012
Listless coming-of-age drama about teen's ho-hum "problems."
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
October 8, 2012
This cliche-ridden coming of age story is as painfully awkward as its troubled teen protagonist.
Todd Jorgenson
Cinemalogue.com
October 8, 2012
The film takes itself too seriously while it tackles familiar territory.
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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times
October 4, 2012
Several kinds of excruciating.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
Brian Orndorf
Blu-ray.com
October 4, 2012
It's not exactly a trainwreck of a movie, but Someday This Pain is so void of depth and meaning, it often resembles a parody of the bruised teen subgenre.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
David Noh
Film Journal International
October 4, 2012
The actors work overtime to make this would-be sensitive study of troubled youth work, but are undone by the windy triteness of the script.
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
October 4, 2012
His pain may be useful to James someday, but to viewers, it's annoying right here and now.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Alison Willmore
AV Club
October 4, 2012
It might actually make audiences understand the urge to bully.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
October 3, 2012
Roberto Faenza shoots his Manhattan-set action with a glossiness that's as bland as the soundtrack ballads.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
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Chris Packham
Village Voice
October 2, 2012
These 2-D characters might as well be wearing T-shirts that say things like "Predatory College Professor" and "Self-Obsessed Father" on them.
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