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The Virgin Suicides Reviews

July 30, 2012
A surprisingly intricate struggle with absence, grief, and memory.
July 18, 2007
Sofia Coppola tackles the issue of teenage suicide with an assured treatment in The Virgin Suicides, effectively employing a seriocomic tone.
July 18, 2007
A very curious and eclectic piece of work.
Top Critic
January 26, 2006
The tone of wistful regret and longing doesn't preclude a good deal of gentle humour. It's a restrained, subtly suggestive piece which disintegrates if you try to get a fix on it.
December 31, 2003
A disarmingly poetic - and specifically female - vision of adolescence that it belongs in a category of its own.
January 1, 2000
Tragic, haunting, and sometimes darkly comedic, this movie leaves a strong impression in its telling of a story about the destruction of innocence.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
More than most recent movies about suburban adolescence, The Virgin Suicides catches both the triviality and the grandeur of youth, its prosaic details and its mythopoetic flights.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 1, 2000
May haunt you for some time to come.
January 1, 2000
The Virgin Suicides captures in stylized vignettes the intertwining strands of innocence, desire and despair in the psyches of teenage girls.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
A highly affecting film unafraid to exact an emotional toll.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 1, 2000
The film slices through its dizzying succession of events with clean, swift efficiency.
January 1, 2000
A lovely, luminous dream.
January 1, 2000
This shimmery, darkly comic adaptation of Jeffrey Eugenides' novel marks the assured, often inspired feature film debut of writer-director Sofia Coppola.
Read More | Original Score: B+
January 1, 2000
A weird and glorious tribute to ephemera of every possible sort.
January 1, 2000
Coppola has created a detective story without a solution and a coming-of-ager without discernable characters.
January 1, 2000
Worth seeing.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
January 1, 2000
[Coppola] has the courage to play it in a minor key. She doesn't hammer home ideas and interpretations. She is content with the air of mystery and loss that hangs in the air like bitter poignancy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 1, 2000
It's hard to remember a film that mixes disparate, delicate ingredients with the subtlety and virtuosity of Sofia Coppola's brilliant The Virgin Suicides.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
Sofia Coppola's adaptation of The Virgin Suicides ... captures the loveliest visuals and bits of language from Eugenides' book and faithfully, but not slavishly, transfers them to the screen.
Read More | Original Score: 9/10
January 1, 2000
The movie ultimately succeeds because of its convincing emotion. In contrast to big-screen bummers we see every week, this movie conveys genuine sorrow.