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Son of Rambow Reviews

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April 29, 2008
The tone is light and unpretentious and it offers an opportunity for some '80s reminiscing. Ultimately, however, it's forgettable, disposable entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 5, 2008
A noble effort, but it just kind of falls apart.
August 29, 2008
I was not so engaged as to be moved . . . and felt impatient at the lack of dramatic pace
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
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
June 3, 2008
A number of young boys attended the screening I went to, and none of them seemed to be quite sure when they were supposed to laugh.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
May 18, 2008
...relies heavily on an audience's boys-will-be-boys tolerance.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
May 2, 2008
An '80s coming-of-age comedy with more energy than ideas.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 23, 2008
The movie doesn't know if it wants to be a kid's movie (it's not), or just a prepubescent reverie. Either way "Son of Rambow" is a slapdash story told in a slapdash way.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
May 8, 2008
Flatly ignores any kind of joy-of-filmmaking themes and instead takes the standard coming-of-age route.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 16, 2008
You know the Sundance drill: Eventually, the whole school is caught up in their good-natured artistic high jinks, and all involved learn the heartwarming lesson that there's a place in the world for a group of loners.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 9, 2008
Like a lot of those home movies we made as children, Son of Rambow has the best of intentions and a great set-up, but the ending falls apart.
May 1, 2008
As raw and a flight of adolescent fancy as Saturday Night Live's "Lazer Cats!" skits.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
May 2, 2008
A tedious movie about kids making an amateur film.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/5
May 20, 2008
It's subversively eccentric and poignant but lacks the punch that fully fleshed-out characters and a more cohesive story could deliver.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
June 8, 2008
An almost unbearably tedious kidpic about two fatherless boy opposites using Rambo as a role model.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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
April 30, 2008
The team who made The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy display plenty of whirligig energy, if not much control or lightness of touch.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
May 9, 2008
Plenty happens, but little of it advances the action, until the finale, which is lovely, but would have been a lot lovelier after 35 minutes, not 90.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
May 5, 2008
Jennings and Goldsmith make good with the implications of their pseudonym [Hammer & Tongs], treating the proceedings as the world's biggest, baddest science project.
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