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The Art of Getting By Reviews

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Grae Drake
June 24, 2011
I didn't laugh a lot and there were numerous bad music cues prompting me to feel something.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Emma Simmonds
Little White Lies
August 31, 2011
Not funny, quirky, or particularly insightful.
| Original Score: 2/5
August 17, 2011
Feels a little far-fetched that this hip chick would have oddball George round to party on Manhattan's rooftops with her ultra cool friends, let alone grow to fancy him.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
Ebert Presents At The Movies
June 20, 2011
Another sad-sack ode to the allure that cigarettes and Albert Camus have to a very near-sighted kind of young American males.
Christopher Lloyd
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
June 16, 2011
If it's ultimately a failure then it's a well-meaning one - the kind made by people who care about storytelling and don't just want to blow things up for a living. We've already got one Michael Bay, and that's enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Teddy Durgin
Screen It!
June 17, 2011
This is anything but a Sundance sensation. It's just a grungy-dressed Tinseltown rom-com. And it's light on the "rom" and the only "com" is Yours Truly yelling, "AW, COM ON!" to the screen. (Full Content Parental Review also available)
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
June 15, 2011
A by-the-book "quirky" indie romance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
June 15, 2011
It's another wan tale of an anti-social teen who finds himself irresistible to the sweetest, prettiest girl in school.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
January 4, 2013
Gets by. Barely.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Roz Laws
Birmingham Post
September 1, 2011
Ultimately it's just hard to warm to George or care a jot about his teenage angst.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
June 16, 2011
At the end, I was wondering, what is the point?
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
June 16, 2011
Every scene, and nearly every moment, makes you wonder if Wiesen has talent.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
William Goss
Orlando Weekly
June 15, 2011
Even at 85 minutes, [it] feels longer than it should, enough so to feel much more like its original title: Homework.
Clint O'Connor
Cleveland Plain Dealer
June 17, 2011
The best thing I can say is, it's not that bad.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express (UK)
September 1, 2011
A big yawn, bereft of drama, surprise or any discernible point.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David D'Arcy
Screen International
February 10, 2011
Gavin Wiesen is cooking with a recipe in his screenplay, and it's a bland reheated one.
Mike Scott
July 14, 2011
A flat and pretentious teen drama that rings false at every turn.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Jolene Mendez
Entertainment Spectrum
June 17, 2011
There was not much to like from this film. The dialogue was bland; the story was lame and felt nothing like what real life is all about.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
June 17, 2011
There's little art in it, and it doesn't get by.
| Original Score: 2/4
Katey Rich
June 17, 2011
Freddie Highmore became famous as a child actor in films like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, but he's thoroughly unprepared for the challenges of an adult leading role.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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