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Submarine Reviews

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February 13, 2017
Possibly, the greatest accomplishment of the film is the revelation of an incredible talent in the young Craig Roberts.
March 11, 2016
This hilarious, unique coming of age story already feels like a classic.
June 14, 2015
Although the movie is, by design, largely non-specific about its period (late 1980s would be a good guess), Jordana's casual profanity impresses. In American comedies, swears are studded like peppercorns or chocolate chips.
August 28, 2013
SUBMARINE is a story about growing up all while not wanting to get older. It's what HAROLD & MAUDE would have been if they had met in high school.
July 10, 2013
Submarine is a remarkably assured debut filled with dry humor, inventive visual wit and great performances.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
January 15, 2013
That rare teen comedy where the kids aren't gorgeous, the hero isn't heroic and the object of desire has a lot of reasons why she isn't necessarily desirable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 28, 2012
It's funny, sad, touching and charming; a film that's in turns joyously ridiculous yet on occasion hits devastatingly close to home.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 7, 2011
Though the subject matter is nothing new, every aspect of the film thrums with quality.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 30, 2011
I look forward to more from director Richard Ayoade.
October 31, 2011
It's an intriguing low-key film that makes you think Holden Caulfield.
Full Review | Original Score: B
September 13, 2011
Submarine successfully combines the quirky and the sweet, in this representation of adolescence in all of its messy, overdramatic, and bumbling glory.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 9, 2011
Writer/director Richard Ayoade, who has directed some music videos, displays a hand behind the camera that is not only sure but also capable of unique feeling and wit.
September 9, 2011
All of this makes it sound as if Ayoade is trying much too hard but the gentleness of his touch succeeds in keeping pretentiousness safely out of the picture.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 9, 2011
See it and let Oliver Tate remind you of the teenager you once were, or knew.
September 8, 2011
It just hits an eccentric, wry gorgeous note.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 8, 2011
A uniquely strange, yet totally accessible comic sensibility, fused by a brilliant script to a brace of pitch-perfect performances seals the deal.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
September 8, 2011
An idiosyncratic tone, one that is both funny and affecting, is far easier to sparingly strike than it is too maintain for the length of a feature. To his not inconsiderable credit, Richard Ayoade keeps a steady, if stylised, hand all the way through.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
September 7, 2011
A quirky and stylistically idiosyncratic tale of an angst ridden teenager trying to win the heart of a girl and save his parents' marriage. With everyone in deadpan mode its funny but emotionally uninspiring.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 7, 2011
There have been any number of movies about the problems faced by teenagers when they fall in and out of love, but the team behind Submarine seem to have got it all just right.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
September 6, 2011
It's too concerned with style to leave a lasting impression, yet it's also warming and witty enough to pass by without doing any harm.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
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