Sep 2, 2020
The perfect title for a film in which first-time feature writer/director Gavin Wiesen is doing just that, getting by.
Nov 6, 2018
A film of slight but wry observation.
Aug 29, 2018
The film takes elements of the genre and makes them its own and, more importantly, it does it well.
Aug 8, 2018
Wiesen follows the indie teen drama formula and copies from his cleverer classmates with his derivative debut, "The Art of Getting By."
Jan 26, 2018
A self-important, stock indie that finds a way to hit every superficial cliche possible and still has the audacity to flaunt itself as a thoughtful look at teenage romance.
May 3, 2015
Pathetic. Nothing but an over-privileged filmmaker mining his prep school diaries for narcissistic roleplay.
Mar 2, 2013
Excellent performances by Freddie Highmore and Emma Roberts make this one an enjoyable watch.
Jan 4, 2013
Gets by. Barely.
Dec 29, 2011
An easygoing film that's not as quirky as it wants to be and does just enough to make you glad you watched.
Dec 13, 2011
This film tries to be a rallying cry for the disenfranchised youth of today. Not being a disenfranchised youth of today, it was mostly lost on me.
Sep 13, 2011
None of this first feature from writer-director Gavin Wiesen rings true, and most of it is preposterous and self-conscious.
Sep 8, 2011
It's a story that's been told numerous times and with more lan.
Sep 5, 2011
It's a glib, smug movie, its smart, upper-middle-class Manhattan attractively photographed, and George's problems are painlessly solved.
Sep 2, 2011
How much you enjoy The Art of Getting By will probably rest on whether you'd like to give its loafer hero a hug or a slap.
Sep 2, 2011
Even by the standards of mopey teen rebels, this one really is a dreadful little prat.
Sep 2, 2011
The Art Of Getting By is not the horror show some US critics might have you believe; there are a lot of problems, but it's more than possible to look beyond them and find the still plentiful moments of quality and endearment beneath.
Sep 2, 2011
A glossy fudge.
Sep 2, 2011
Sep 2, 2011
There may be worse films showing right now, but there sure isn't one quite this forgettable.
Sep 1, 2011
Writer-director Gavin Wiesen piles on the coming-of-age clichs, and it doesn't help that his leading character has oddly middle-aged tastes.