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Submarine Reviews

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October 25, 2011
A smug film made worse by its misuse of some genuinely arresting visuals.
August 13, 2011
Maybe if you haven't seen so many films like this already then you'll get something out of it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
July 1, 2013
The movie's conception of the tender agonies and embarrassments of would-be teenage lovers is hobbled by punchline cuts and predictable musical montages (carefree dashes, setting off bottle rockets, etc.).
June 24, 2011
Oliver's oddball earnestness and desperation [come] across as wan affectations.
Full Review | Original Score: C
September 3, 2011
The story finds its emotional arc at the very end, but getting there is sometimes a tedious affair
October 18, 2011
A cool, well-directed, if somewhat sterile and self-consciously quirky affair about teen awkwardness, virginity, infidelity and dead-end marriages.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
June 10, 2011
If you take an instant dislike to this kid -- whose "charm" is so forced and unrelenting it's nearly impossible not to -- the film itself doesn't have much hope.
June 3, 2011
...plays an awful lot like "Rushmore" with a dash of "son of Rambow" thrown in...Newcomer Craig Roberts appears to have modeled his performance on "Harold and Maude's" deer-in-the-headlights Harold.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
June 8, 2011
Neither story nor characters evoke any sympathy, a bad thing for a coming-of-age movie.
Full Review | Original Score: C
June 10, 2011
By the time it rolls into its sluggish, momentum-free third act, Submarine has established itself as a disappointingly uneven piece of work...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 9, 2011
Like its lead character of Oliver Tate, the film is preoccupied by its own self-consciousness. It means well, but it doesn't care enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 21, 2011
The self-absorbed teen's voiceovers are annoying and the movie's quirkiness is overdone.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
May 27, 2011
The film is so self-conscious it seems to be dictating your every reaction.
Full Review | Original Score: C
June 1, 2011
Jumpy and desperate to eschew restless boredom, the whole thing looks like a series of rock videos.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
June 1, 2011
It's so relentless in its piling on of snappy effects... that it kind of plays like The Graduate going through steroid psychosis.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
June 2, 2011
An affected tale centered on one of those ultra-precocious adolescents one rarely if ever encounters outside of memoirs and sitcoms.
Full Review | Original Score: C
June 9, 2011
After an OK start, "Submarine" sinks beneath sloggy pacing and a general lack of originality.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 9, 2011
Ayoade is better at establishing a road map of what "Submarine" is supposed to be rather than pulling all its elements together cohesively.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 15, 2011
The main problem with Submarine is that Oliver is not a likable protagonist.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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