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Based on 31 Reviews
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  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Writer-director Peter Sollett takes the familiar and turns it into hot, heartfelt movie magic. show more

  • 75
    San Francisco Chronicle

    A gritty but sweet look at young love and family dynamics. show more

  • 75
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Landed exactly the right actors for a script that already gets points for respecting its teenage characters. show more

  • 90
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    I loved this movie, and I wish it could be seen by all those kids who turn out every weekend for shoddy studio comedies that show them who they'd like to be. Raising Victor Vargas shows young lovers as they are. show more

  • 63
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    There's something uniquely gratifying about watching nonprofessionals deliver totally natural performances. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    It's the kind of movie you know you can trust, and you give yourself over to affection for these characters who are so lovingly observed. show more

  • 88
    Robert K. Elder Chicago Tribune

    In the tradition of indie films "Girlfight" and "George Washington," Sollett's emotive, sub-improvising style leads to pitch-perfect performances from a watertight cast in a loose, joyfully fresh film. show more

  • 88
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    There's nothing in the utterly enchanting Raising Victor Vargas you haven't seen before; you'd just be hard-pressed to name another movie that did it as well. show more

  • 88
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    The ''R'' rating is understandable, but absurd. This is a family film in the most complicated and, ultimately, most cheering sense. show more

  • 88
    Chris Kaltenbach Baltimore Sun

    There's a good heart beating at the core of Victor Vargas, one that belies its R-rating. show more

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