Son of Rambow - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Son of Rambow Reviews

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Rob Nelson
Boston Phoenix
August 24, 2009
Funnier than anything in this vaguely dark comedy is the thought of [Sly] Stallone sitting through it.
Bryant Frazer
Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
September 15, 2008
Crammed tight with every kid-pic cliche you can imagine.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
David Stratton
The Australian
September 12, 2008
It's a fun idea, but quite awkwardly staged and, in the end, not particularly engaging.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Heather Huntington
September 8, 2008
A feel-good family flick that doesn't pander to the younger members of the equation.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Julie Rigg
MovieTime, ABC Radio National
September 5, 2008
This is a winner, a film to which you can safely take your kids and enjoy yourself.
Brian Duff
FILMINK (Australia)
September 5, 2008
Waffles between heart-on-its-sleeve candor and winking self-awareness.
Leigh Paatsch
Herald Sun (Australia)
September 5, 2008
Though the film is primarily designed to appeal to viewers in the early-teen demographic, a maturity and intelligence is at work here that will connect with many adults also.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Sandra Hall
Sydney Morning Herald
September 5, 2008
The script is not so much written as assembled, anecdote by anecdote. As a result, you never quite settle in.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jake Wilson
The Age (Australia)
September 5, 2008
It's a mildly startling choice of subject matter, but Jennings takes for granted that even the most innocent cineastes have their sadistic side.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)
September 5, 2008
This quite charming film does have a strangeness about it; you feel that not all the pieces fit comfortably together.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
August 29, 2008
I was not so engaged as to be moved . . . and felt impatient at the lack of dramatic pace
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
August 29, 2008
It may not all work but Son of Rambow is a totally original and really sweet film with an ultra soft heart
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
August 22, 2008
Its heart is surely in the right place. Yet so much of it just doesn't work...that it's hard to get very excited about it.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Todd Gilchrist
IGN Movies
June 12, 2008
Jennings and Goldsmith's kid-fueled '80s film proves as inspiring as it is inspired.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Robert Davis
Paste Magazine
June 9, 2008
The boys' video project is modern enough to stand in contrast to the brick and tweed of the locale, but rather than glossing over that uncomfortable fit, Jennings highlights it with a one-man Flock Of Seagulls.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
June 8, 2008
An almost unbearably tedious kidpic about two fatherless boy opposites using Rambo as a role model.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
June 6, 2008 uneven film, but a special one that earns its ahs.
Full Review | Original Score: 87/100
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
June 5, 2008
If you, too, are a son of Rambow, or are from the era of The Lone Ranger or even the Power Rangers, this movie calls to you.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine
June 4, 2008
SON OF RAMBOW is full of ideas and imagination, but I think Jennings buries himself with all of his ambition.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
June 3, 2008
Jennings has crafted a work that beautifully -- and humorously -- evokes childhood and the impact of movies on children.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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