WHAT'S HOT?
Home > Movie > T > Thumbsucker > Reviews

Thumbsucker Reviews

Thumbsucker

Overview


Genre :

Comedy, Drama

Release Date :

September 16, 2005 (Limited)

MPAA Rating :

R

Director :

Mike Mills

Starring :

Lou Pucci, Tilda Swinton, Vince Vaughn, Vincent D'Onofrio, Keanu Reeves, Benjamin Bratt, Kelli Garner, Chase Offerle

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  Be the 1st!

8 of 10

“..Smooth, unobtrusive and very controlled..”
by Le Apprenti [Movie-Vault]
3 of 4

“..one of the best-acted movies out right now..”
by Michael Wilmington [Chicago Tribune]
“..Mike Mills' impressive first feature...”
by Dennis Harvey [Variety at Sundance 2005]
1 of 4

“..just the same old indie film jibber-jabber about the woeful plight of narcissistic pariahs in a world that prizes surface above substance...”
by Nick Schager [Slant Magazine]
4 of 5

“..is accomplished in almost every respect..”
by Elf [Iofilm]
3 of 5

“..Definitely worth a look...”
by Eric Lurio [Greenwich Village Gazette]
3 of 4

“..brings heart and sting to Walter Kirn's novel..”
by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]
3 of 4

“..boasts a strong character arc, some nice performances..”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
4 of 5

“..benefits from a goofy yet incisive sense of humor and some extremely strong performances...”
by Bob Westal [Film Threat, Hollywood's Indie Voice]
2 of 4

“..another look into an American family with odd, if not grotesque, characteristics..”
by [The Filmiliar Cineaste]
3.5 of 5

“..an impressive debut for Mills,..”
by Rich Cline [Shadows on the Wall]
9 of 10

“..an eclectic and enjoyable mix of comedy and drama...”
by Edward Douglas [Comingsoon]
4.5 of 5

“..an accessible movie, a colorful and warm coming-of-age story with rich characters...”
by Eric D. Snider [The Land of Eric]
4 of 5

“..a well-acted and reasonably intelligent stab at the genre that scores its points by given viewers something to think about..”
by Peter Sobczynski [EFilmCritic]
4 of 4

“..a phenomenal debut...”
by Pam Grady [Reel]
3.5 of 4

“..a beautifully acted examination of the longing for fulfillment and the emptiness..”
by Francesca Dinglasan [Boxoffice Magazine]
4.5 of 5
Reviewed by [E! Online]
4 of 5
Reviewed by Bill White [Seattle Post-Intelligencer]
3.5 of 5
Reviewed by Owen Gleiberman [Entertainment Weekly]
3 of 4
Reviewed by Stephen Schaefer [Boston Herald]
2.5 of 5
Reviewed by Chris Barsanti [Filmcritic]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Matthew Reynolds [Hollywood]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Peter Keough [The Boston Phoenix]
Reviewed by David Denby [The New Yorker]

Reader's Reviews


Screen Name
Rate This Movie
Please Enter   
Comment
 
 
 
RSS
FB
Twitter

LATEST REVIEWS

THE CROSSING 2 :

“..an inert follow-up that doesn't deliver enough visual or emotional payoff in its overdue yet short-lived shipwreck climax..”
by Maggie Lee [Variety]

SHAUN THE SHEEP :

“..this is the kind of stuff that has been, and will be, funny forever - built on eternal human fears and foibles that, whatever your age, make complete and hilarious sense..”
by Robbie Collin [Daily Telegraph]

THE END OF THE TOUR :

“..The End Of The Tour largely remains a two-man show, expertly approximating the vagaries of actual conversation-the starts and stops that occur when two strangers are getting to know each other, one sentence at a time..”
by A.A. Dowd [A.V. Club]

NORTHMEN: A VIKING SAGA :

“..Bastian Zach and Matthias Bauer actually have to come up with something other than people shooting, stabbing and bludgeoning each other to death. If only they had put this kind of effort into creating characters worth caring about in the first place..”
by Martin Tsai [LA Times]

JENNY'S WEDDING :

“..ultimately, it becomes more a film about Jenny's parents as they learn to embrace and understand her..”
by Katie Walsh [LA Times]

STATEN ISLAND SUMMER :

“..frustratingly, the movie is plenty likable when it's not trying to show off its wistfulness. As a reader of the fake news, Jost should know that sometimes silly jokes are their own reward..”
by Jesse Hassenger [A.V. Club]

A LEGO BRICKUMENTARY :

“..there isn't much the viewer won't be able to answer about Legos by the end of "A Lego Brickumentary," except, perhaps, why he or she has just watched a 90-minute commercial for Legos..”
by John Anderson [Newsday]

BEST OF ENEMIES :

“..a timely but unsatisfying exploration of a series of exchanges between conservative Buckley and liberal Vidal makes its case too little and too late..”
by Inkoo Kang [The Wrap]

EXTINCTION :

“..if only they had more screen time. The film's core problems: too little zombie and too much plot..”
by Katherine Pushkar [NY Daily News]

THE SEVENTH DWARF :

“..short on charm and utterly devoid of magic..”
by Justin Chang [Variety]