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The Virgin Suicides Reviews

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January 1, 2000
Kirsten Dunst is marvelous as the most adventuresome of the girls, and Josh Hartnett is fine as the high school hunk.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
December 29, 2010
Intense, imperfect movie about teen suicide.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 24, 2007
It's yet another case of blame-the-parents, and, more precisely, blame-the-overprotective-mother.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
The movie will inevitably be compared to The Ice Storm, due to time period and some tone similarities, but it pales terribly next to that milestone of the genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 18, 2002
When a film's most sensible character commits suicide within the first 15 minutes it cannot be a good sign.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
I am tired of seeing male adolescent sexual fantasies as deeply symbolic of life, the universe, and everything. But these are the themes The Virgin Suicides wants so desperately to present to us as fresh and new.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
April 9, 2005
Concentration on either the writing or the direction, but not both, may have spawned a better film from first-timer Sofia C.
Full Review | Original Score: C
January 1, 2000
Content in its bland enigmas, The Virgin Suicides is exquisitely boring.
Full Review | Original Score: C
May 1, 2001
Both accomplished in its direction and marred by freshman mistakes.
Full Review | Original Score: short
January 1, 2000
With its morose subject matter, this comedy would certainly have to be classified as a black comedy, but its tone is disarmingly light.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
The film just bored me stupid. Very few laughs, even less memorable scenes, and definitely not an 'entertainment' film, by any stretch of the imagination.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
January 1, 2000
Sofia Coppola does have a firm aesthetic grasp on the '70s, and an even firmer emotional grasp on teenage-hood, evident in the excellent acting she has teased from the ensemble cast. But surface is not enough to make The Virgin Suicides live.
January 1, 2000
Short on real insight.
January 1, 2000
Though she wisely foregoes drawing simplistic conclusions from a story brimming with unanswerable questions, Coppola doesn't scratch very far below the surface of this enigmatic fairy tale.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
Too much of Coppola's direction ... is devoted to scoring easy points against the squares of suburbia and their hideous home decor to create a properly magical atmosphere.
January 1, 2000
Coppola has created a detective story without a solution and a coming-of-ager without discernable characters.
April 4, 2001
Spunky directing debut by Sofia Coppola unfortunately plays like after-school special.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
September 10, 2001
a disarmingly wispy film given its subject matter, which is pretty much spelled out by its title.
March 24, 2002
As for Coppola, she shows a lot of her father's audacity but as yet not much of his talent.
April 3, 2002
All style, no structure.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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