Thumbsucker - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Thumbsucker Reviews

Page 1 of 6
October 6, 2005
Has all the structure and focus of a study-hall notebook-paper doodle.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 19, 2005
Other than moments here and there, drama is sorely lacking.
September 21, 2005
The film itself could stand an extra dose or two of something special; what it achieves falls far short of what it aims for.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
September 15, 2005
these skills and cast would have been better served in a story of just slightly more import
| Original Score: 2.5/5
August 24, 2005
Indulges in the notion that those living outside the big city are socially and psychologically maladjusted morons.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
September 23, 2005
As Thumbsucker settles down into a parable about drug use and finally a standard-issue coming-of-age tale, this same contemplative tempo turns into a dreary trudge.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 20, 2005
The captivating matter of the opposable digit is lost among a plethora of intriguing plot points without resolution.
| Original Score: '2/4'
June 20, 2010
So unexciting that it almost made me want to suck my thumb or whatever to get over sitting through such a heavy going and dull film.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
September 1, 2005
On the precipice of credibility, the film isn't helped by an actor who is as low wattage as Pucci.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
September 7, 2005
...emphasizes quirkiness to an almost infuriating extent.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 30, 2005
It suffers from the same shortcomings as Chumscrubber, where realism seems to come second to zingers.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
October 7, 2005
Given a little less angst and little more insight by director Mike Mills, Thumbsucker would warrant a thumbs up.
October 12, 2005
Odd and tedious
September 15, 2005
'Thumbsucker' sidesteps the gritty reality of dependency and pharmaceuticals.
October 7, 2005
Another of the sensitive adolescent males who infest recent American independent cinema like so many epicene dust mites...
Read More | Original Score: '2/4'
October 11, 2005
How many breakthrough films like this can there be? And why do they all preach that being different is OK while being so derivative of one another?
Full ReviewRead More
October 7, 2005
Thumbs down.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 18, 2005
Picking pages from a novel and expecting the selection to make up an engaging and involving screenplay is highly optimistic. It is possibly exciting for actors and the director, but it doesn't work for the audience.
September 16, 2005
Respectful performances are given by all, with Pucci the standout. But the actors can't escape the confines of the warmed-over, coming-of-age-in-suburbia script.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
September 16, 2005
The story lets the viewers down by suggesting that Justin's success is somehow tainted because he is taking his prescribed medication.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Page 1 of 6