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Based on 6 Reviews
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  • 40
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Simplistic plotting, pedestrian visuals and poorly-handled melodrama do lend the project a cheap, made-for-TV feel, which is underscored by the fact that Danes and Marsden don’t seem obliged to turn in their best work. show more

  • 40
    John DeFore The Hollywood Reporter

    Familiar faces in supporting roles don't do much for the commercial prospects of this modest film, which feels like a made-for-TV version of the prototypical Sundance-aspiring quest for identity. show more

  • 25
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    Though darker elements loom in the shadows, nothing in this painfully sincere film is remotely affecting; just think of it as “My So-Called Strife.” show more

  • 25
    Slant Magazine

    The film is the cinematic equivalent of a teenager, making everything more melodramatic than it needs to be, and impatient with the subtle details of life. show more

  • 40
    Time Out New York

    Director Max Mayer doesn’t find a way to make the ritual traumas of adolescence feel new again. show more

  • 30
    Stephen Holden The New York Times

    Just when its parts should come together, As Cool as I Am crumbles to bits. show more

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