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Tadpole Reviews

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John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
July 24, 2011
unpretentiously entertains
Full Review | Original Score: B
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 28, 2010
Coming-of-age comedy with some sex.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
It's a flawed but satisfying movie with a great leading man, and a slew of great supporting performances.
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
January 7, 2004
Oscar's romantic plight plays well for subtle pathos in addition to laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Tyler Hanley
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
In a summer wrought with action adventures and dramatic epics, it's a refreshing change to trust in the teachings and maturity of a 15-year-old.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
March 19, 2003
The worst movie of 2002: 'Any film with such a formulaic foundation...faces the burden of succeeding in spite of it, yet Tadpole just dumbly offers it back up to us.'
Full Review | Original Score: F
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
Like a final project from a student film class, it has a raw and unsophisticated look...But that might be a good thing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
January 16, 2003
The film might have been more satisfying if it had, in fact, been fleshed out a little more instead of going for easy smiles.
| Original Score: 6/10
December 18, 2002
The film pivots entirely on Aaron Stanford's performance, and he is super.
Full Review| Original Score: 4/5
Ron Wells
Film Threat
December 8, 2002
A real step forward for the digital video revolution.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
September 5, 2002
Tadpole has more than its share of problems, true, but they are problems that can be borne.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Duane Dudek
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
August 23, 2002
It lacks the lushly romantic sensibility that made Woody Allen's similarly themed (and unfortunately prophetic) Manhattan seem plausible.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
August 23, 2002
While this is no Harold and Maude -- one of the best films about an older woman and younger man -- Tadpole has an irresistible charm.
Brent Simon
Entertainment Today
August 22, 2002
Short and sweet, but also more than anything else slight... Tadpole pulls back from the consequences of its own actions and revelations.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Top Critic
Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
August 22, 2002
A small, charming indie.
| Original Score: 4/5
Richard C. Walls
Orlando Weekly
August 22, 2002
Its direction, its script, and Weaver's performance as a vaguely discontented woman of substance make for a mildly entertaining 77 minutes, if that's what you're in the mood for.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Duane Byrge
Hollywood Reporter
August 21, 2002
In every respect, director Gary Winick has served up a delectable, entertaining film.
Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film
August 20, 2002
It has little teen humour, with the majority of the cast unlikely to see 40 again, and there is not enough plot substance to constitute an incentive for the older crowd.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
August 16, 2002
The terrific performances of Weaver and Neuwirth notwithstanding, little of this is very amusing. And it doesn't help that the film is visually offensive.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
August 16, 2002
This particular Tadpole grows into neither a frog nor a prince.
| Original Score: 5/10
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