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Son of Rambow Reviews

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Top Critic
Hank Sartin
Time Out
November 18, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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
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
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.
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
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
Top Critic
May 30, 2008
Jennings is clearly having a wonderful time recreating the fantasies of his youth, but sometimes his perspective get a little too inbred, and the picture suffers for it.
Bill Gibron
May 30, 2008
Wistful and a little wonky, playfully recreating a fanciful early '80s UK summer, Son of Rambow definitely feels like someone's personal experiences reinterpreted for public consumption.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
May 28, 2008
The word is that even Sly Stallone gave this film a blessing, marking one of the few times that the guy involved with the likes of Judge Dredd and Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot has displayed a modicum of good taste.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
May 23, 2008
It's pretty good-natured, sweet and rather goofy.
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
May 23, 2008
The young performers, especially Milner and Poulter, are engaging without being cloying.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
May 23, 2008
A funny, worthy film that -- unlike Sylvester Stallone's one-man army -- loses focus before it completes its mission.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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