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The Kings of Summer

Overview


Genre :

Comedy

Release Date :

May 31, 2013 (Limited)

MPAA Rating :

R

Director :

Jordan Vogt-Roberts

Starring :

Nick Robinson, Gabriel Basso, Moises Arias, Alison Brie, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Megan Mullally, Nick Offerman, Erin Moriarty, Marc Evan Jackson, Thomas Middleditch, Tony Hale

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

“..while plot-wise it's a little slender, not to mention heavy on studied eccentricities, Jordan Vogt-Roberts' debut feature also has a generous share of rewards..”
by David Rooney [Hollywood Reporter]
3 of 5

“..the movie's raw materials feel just rough-hewn enough to draw us in..”
by Elizabeth Weitzman [New York Daily News]
2 of 5

“..The Kings of Summer sails right down the middle, safely tacking between sitcom setups and grandiose MGMT-scored montages without forming its own distinctive feel..”
by Eric Hynes [Time Out New York]
3 of 5

“..The best way to enjoy "The Kings of Summer" is to view it as a likable comic fantasy dreamed up by filmmakers who are close enough to adolescence to infuse their ramshackle story with a youthful, carefree whimsy..”
by Stephen Holden [New York Times]
3.5 of 4

“..it is acidly funny..”
by Sean P. Means [Salt Lake Tribune]
3.5 of 4

“..fourteen is a tricky age to convey, but director Jordan Vogt-Roberts and writer Chris Galletta nail it, with wonderful absurdist humor..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
2 of 5
Reviewed by Betsy Sharkey [Los Angeles Times]
Reviewed by John Anderson [Variety]

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