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Spud Reviews

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Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
April 13, 2012
The film struggles to find an even tone, swinging from overstatement and farcical to sentimental and earnest. But it strives to be a faithful adaptation of this popular novel and comes together well in the second half
Julie Rigg
MovieTime, ABC Radio National
April 20, 2012
If there was satirical intent, it is leached from the film.
Scott Murray
The Age (Australia)
April 20, 2012
This is a film most will like - especially fans of last year's Submarine.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ed Gibbs
The Sun Herald
April 22, 2012
A hugely entertaining coming-of-age tale, grounded in realism. Sivan's note-perfect portrayal of the diminutive hero is matched by a razor-sharp Cleese.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Cara Nash
FILMINK (Australia)
April 20, 2012
A touch more quirky than the average coming-of-age tale, there's a bit of schmaltz here, but this also brims with humour, heart and honesty.
Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)
April 20, 2012
I think largely because of the completely innocent-seeming performance of Troye Sivan, it won me over and I found myself actually quite moved by the end.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
June 30, 2012
In a surprisingly strong performance, [John] Cleese puts a sharp spin on his portrayal as mentor to Spud [Troye Sivan], whose rites-of-passage journey avoids the usual cliches.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Leigh Paatsch
Herald Sun (Australia)
April 20, 2012
Teens will find much to like about Spud but older audiences may find it familiar.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Sandra Hall
Sydney Morning Herald
April 20, 2012
You and your kids will have seen it all before but, if you're looking for a less brutal take on the ordeals of adolescence than the one offered by The Hunger Games, this could work.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Dennis Harvey
June 20, 2011
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