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Based on 17 Reviews
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  • 50
    San Francisco Chronicle

    As drama it's thin stuff. Aiming for simplicity, it ends up simplistic. show more

  • 38
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    An unfortunate collision of earnest coming-of-age cliches and off-key acting, Evergreen almost, and certainly unintentionally, presents itself as parody. show more

  • 70
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Told with a tender vigor, the film explores relationships on a number of levels. It will ring true with mature teenagers of all classes. show more

  • 63
    Connie Ogle Miami Herald

    A poignant film punctuated with clumsy moments and a resolution that occurs far too abruptly. show more

  • 63
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    An earnest, simplistic, affecting slice of low-watt indie filmmaking that goes where few American movies bother: below the poverty line. show more

  • 50
    Chicago Tribune

    The entire film is poorly lit, and the melancholy music, much of it from the wonderful Wilco spin-off band Autumn Defense, gives us the sense that things are getting heavy. But in the end, we observe more than feel. show more

  • 50
    Lawrence Toppman Charlotte Observer

    A painfully honest film, yet it's also painfully slow, drawn-out and simplistic in too many spots. show more

  • 50
    Angel Cohn TV Guide

    While the film has striking moments, it feels padded with events that seem freighted with narrative weight but end up not mattering at all to the story. show more

  • 75
    William Arnold Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    It's a rare film that's about social class in American life, and Bellingham writer-director Enid Zentelis explores its hidden structure and silent barriers in a novel, subtle way that makes its points without hitting us over the head with them. show more

  • 70
    Kevin Thomas Los Angeles Times

    Enid Zentelis' affecting and intimate Evergreen deals with family life and coming of age and is the kind of small, deeply personal American film that rarely surfaces even in art theaters these days. show more

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