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  • 40
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    The kids' story gets out of control, but Andie MacDowell is a pleasantly earthy mess as Victor's out-of-it mother, and familiar New York faces (Ann Magnuson, Mark Boone Jr., Richard Edson) lend quirky support as the out-of-it elders. show more

  • 20
    Sheri Linden The Hollywood Reporter

    An overwrought and undernourished drama. show more

  • 25
    Rex Reed New York Observer

    As the film builds to a feverish hysteria, you have to work hard to keep from laughing. show more

  • 50
    Amy Nicholson Boxoffice Magazine

    We get the broad strokes of how the hippies corrupted their own movement, but there isn't a single lead character we'd give a dollar to on Haight Street. show more

  • 20
    Stephen Garrett Time Out New York

    Sherman based this obtuse psychosexual dystopia on his own hippie upbringing; the result is virtually teeming with bitter resentment for the drug-addled parent collective that inadvertently turned his adolescence into a chapter from "Lord of the Flies." show more

  • 60
    Village Voice

    Loosely based on writer-director Adam Sherman's similar cult upbringing and disillusionment, the film builds on a fascinating cautionary tale, but doesn't develop its characters past whatever movie-of-the-week crisis each suffers from. show more

  • 40
    Variety

    Sherman's personal wounds feel fresh, which makes for a superficially beautiful but otherwise bitter story. show more

  • 10
    Los Angeles Times

    An astoundingly bad memory piece that blows its potential dramatic heft at every turn. show more

  • NA
    Stephen Holden The New York Times

    This strident exposé may gladden the hearts of some anti-’60s conservatives, but it is a shapeless mess steeped in prurience. Its grain of truthfulness, however, is just enough to leave you unsettled in the pit of your stomach. show more

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