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Mean Creek

Rated R for language, sexual references, teen drug and alcohol use.

R In Theaters 08/20/2004 , 87min.
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74%
Critic score based on 31 reviews

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The Hollywood Reporter
Intelligent, universal tale. Full Review
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
That rare movie that manages to be not only an adroit, carefully observed study in character and suspense, but important. Full Review
Dana Stevens
The New York Times
Like an uncommonly artful and well-acted after-school special. I don't mean this as a put-down: its combination of realism and fretful moral inquiry is best suited to the tastes and sensibilities of young teenagers who devour young-adult fiction. Full Review
Duane Byrge
The Hollywood Reporter
Intelligent, universal tale. Full Review
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
By entering such fertile, intellectually stimulating and psychologically rich territory, Estes provides us with a freshman feature that is far beyond the generic coming-of-age tale Mean Creek initially seems to be. Full Review

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