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Summer of '84 Reviews

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February 1, 2019
An almost comedy in which the narrator warns that even in the most friendly homes there can be secrets. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 1, 2019
Perhaps with the intention of seducing a wider audience, Simardi and the Whissells have managed to make clear that there is a generational sensitivity that needs to grow as urgently as possible. [Full Review in Spanish]
February 1, 2019
A remarkable exercise in suspense. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 29, 2019
The film shifts from reflecting the work of Steven Spielberg to that of Stephen King, bringing to light the pain and fear buried in the gardens of childhood. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 28, 2019
A season of Stranger Things without synthesizers. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 15, 2019
Nostalgic horror that works out of tune but finally delivers. Summer of '84 gets real at the end when it doesn't try to be an 80's movie. [Full review in Spanish].
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 7, 2019
Summer of '84 plays clearly. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
December 21, 2018
Proof that skilled horror filmmakers can shock, scare, and surprise audiences even when working with the familiar.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 12, 2018
At its height, Summer of '84 sings like a sandy page-turner you end up finishing in the fall, with the wind swirling and mischief night just around the corner.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
December 7, 2018
The directors exploited a similar retro vibe in the giddy, gonzo Turbo Kid, but here it feels somewhat superfluous, tacked onto a standard serial-killer-next-door thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: C
November 20, 2018
Although it doesn't hit the same peaks that Turbo Kid did, Summer of '84 is a fun throwback film for those wanting some solid '80s nostalgia.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
November 5, 2018
It fulfills its mission: an entertaining story, dark and with plenty of nostalgia. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
November 1, 2018
Summer of 84 is a suspenseful throwback flick that hits close to home. It instills the idea that no one ever truly knows another person, and, in this film, that means anyone could be a serial killer - even your next door neighbor.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
October 17, 2018
Unfortunately, the revelations of Summer of '84 aren't much more substantial than its striking poster.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
October 12, 2018
This love letter to the 80s jettisons the nostalgia and benefits greatly from this decision. Rich in texture and character, it is only the unsatisfying ending which lets the rest of the film down.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 10, 2018
The film feels destined to be discovered over time, which makes it a perfect surprise film to show your friends.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 8, 2018
With a clear handle on style and tension, Summer of '84 is an enjoyable and often shocking addition to the 80s nostalgia canon
September 25, 2018
Summer of 84 plays with nostalgia, but at the same time, hides in its narrative a little big twist that gives this film both its own personality and a peculiar charm. [Full Review in Spanish]
September 21, 2018
Summer of 84 takes its risks in a genre that seems to be flooding the Hollywood market at the moment, but these feel refreshing. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 20, 2018
All this prevents Summer of '84 from being a mere pastiche and makes it one of the best genre films of 2018. [Full Review in Spanish]
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