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True Adolescents Reviews

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
November 2, 2011
First-time director Craig Johnson hits the ball out of the park in this perceptive slacker-humored but bleak coming-of-age story.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Mike Scott
Times-Picayune
September 23, 2011
Once it hits its stride, it's oddly compelling stuff.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Matt Singer
IFC.com
September 5, 2011
There's something refreshing about True Adolescents. It feels like mumblecore's inherent immaturity finally coming of age.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
July 28, 2011
Time and again, "True Adolescents" resists the temptation to succumb to easy melodrama.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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Ronnie Scheib
Variety
July 26, 2011
True Adolescents bears the dubious distinction of combining mumblecore's penchant for artistic slackers with Hollywood's celebration of immature slobs.
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Mark Holcomb
Village Voice
July 26, 2011
A not-coming-of-age tale nestled in sardonic slacker humor, first-time writer-director Craig Johnson's True Adolescents effectively essays the costs of postponed adulthood.
Jesse Cataldo
Slant Magazine
July 25, 2011
Yet another movie about a blinkered man-child reaching the limits of his extended childhood, True Adolescents seems as lazy and mush-brained as its central character.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
April 4, 2011
While True Adolescents may be typical of its genre, it's a solid, well-made entry, with a few details (like its treatment of sexual identity) that help it stand apart from the pack.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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