The Edge of Seventeen Reviews

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January 11, 2017
Steinfeld begins her performance at fever pitch, then cranks it up. It's an astonishing high-wire act, one of the most sustained and perceptive and complete performances I've seen in years.
December 2, 2016
A terrific teen comedy with the traditional feel of John Hughes's Sixteen Candles and Pretty in Pink.
November 29, 2016
Steinfeld smartly weighs the comedy of Nadine's hormonal disquiet against her potentially tragic need for affirmation, never more adroitly than in a shaded set piece involving an accidental sext.
November 28, 2016
Steinfeld is able to play Nadine at peak asshole, with huge sympathy.
November 28, 2016
The wisest and smartest teen comedy in years.
November 23, 2016
That weird, messy puzzle of trauma and affection where our high school memories reside is what powers The Edge of Seventeen.
August 5, 2019
Though The Edge of Seventeen centers on Nadine...it is the supporting cast surrounding Steinfeld that makes Edge such a pleasurable experience.
June 3, 2019
It has a sharp and smart script, which plays with the genre's archetypes in order to develop unique situations. [Full review in Spanish]
May 24, 2019
The Edge of Seventeen is the rare coming of age comedy that immediately took me in with its smart writing and relatable characters.
May 4, 2019
The Edge of Seventeen, as much as it wants to, just doesn't pack the punch of its predecessors.
March 14, 2019
Steinfeld portrays Nadine in such a way that you can't help but relate to her insecurities. A dry and witty supporting turn from Harrelson is the cherry on top of the cake for this surprising gem of a film...
March 13, 2019
The problem is I have no desire to spend 2 hours with a surly miserable 17 year old.
February 14, 2019
The Edge of Seventeen checks all the teen movie boxes, but does so in a fashion that feels fresh and engaging in a way that we haven't seen since the heyday of John Hughes.
February 6, 2019
What's so disarming about The Edge of Seventeen is how its superficiality lends itself to some particularly authentic moments.
February 5, 2019
The casting is so perfect, the situations so heartbreakingly real, that "The Edge of Seventeen" is destined to become one of those great movies about a teenager, not a teenage movie we tend to outgrow.
January 18, 2019
The Edge of Seventeen is the kind of modest, funny teen movie that we don't see enough of these days.
December 9, 2018
...it's a teen film which has come of age.
November 13, 2018
This is a smart film about teens that's aimed at teens, and it's is a throwback to some of the best of the genre released in the 1980s.
November 2, 2018
Insightful, thoroughly well-written, amazingly acted, deservedly touching and downright hilarious, The Edge of Seventeen needs to be seen if we want to get more movies of this quality within the well trodden genre.
November 1, 2018
A poignant and funny coming-of-age tale that encapsulates the angst, awkwardness, and frustration of trying to find yourself in the cruel world of high school.
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