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Struck by Lightning Reviews

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David Noh
Film Journal International
January 9, 2013
"Glee" favorite Chris Colfer wrote and stars in this particularly self-serving vehicle, the narcissism of which impedes the fun.
Marc Mohan
January 9, 2013
A decidedly uncertain step into feature films from an actor with a long career ahead of him.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Brian Miller
Village Voice
January 9, 2013
Struck by Lightning means well, but its gentle dissection of high school cliques brings nothing new to the genre ...
Annlee Ellingson
Paste Magazine
January 7, 2013
Colfer here is aggressively smart and unrelentingly snarky. ... It's a smart move on his part ... showcasing his potential range as an actor and as a writer.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.2/10
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Omer Mozaffar
Chicago Sun-Times
January 3, 2013
What makes this film rise a bit above the pack is the recurring idea that everyone wants to leave their nests and fly high into the sky, but few are able.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Brian Juergens
May 18, 2012
An unexpectedly serious-minded comedy that sets itself apart from other teen fare by tackling adolescent ambition without the safety net of irony or sarcasm.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Perri Nemiroff
May 2, 2012
If you're not keeping a keen eye on the camerawork, it's easy to get lost in the film's assets - the characters are likable, the jokes are spot on & it's an all-around good time.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Chris Cabin
Slant Magazine
April 26, 2012
A class-five pity party so unbearably condescending and unconvincing that it might just make you run out and buy an "I'm With Mitt" t-shirt, it makes an inadvertent but hugely compelling pro-bullying argument.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
April 26, 2012
Chris Colfer's Glee appeal is AWOL in this strained dark comedy about a high school misfit.
Jason Bailey
April 25, 2012
Colfer is 21 now and was presumably at least a couple of years younger than that when he penned it. Simply put, it plays like a movie written by a teenager.
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