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  • 63
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Wasikowska, from "Alice in Wonderland" to "Jane Eyre," is an actress of translucent expressiveness. And Hopper has his father's brooding intensity and a quicksilver humor all his own. They are both so good, I suggest you dive into the story unfolding in their eyes rather than the banal one in the script. show more

  • 25
    Walter Addiego San Francisco Chronicle

    The film is morbid and mawkish, and packed with enough forced whimsy to make you scream. show more

  • 63
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Restless is a self-consciously quirky coming-of-age tale that's essentially a teenage hipster "Love Story." show more

  • 50
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    If illuminating dawns and dusks had basked Mia Wasikowska and Henry Hopper in a rosy glow, the mopey cuteness of Restless would have been too much to bear. show more

  • 40
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    This overly twee, morbidly cute romance initially digs up the ageless "Harold and Maude" as a touchstone before it slips the coils of watchability. show more

  • 30
    Todd McCarthy The Hollywood Reporter

    The most banal and indulgent of Gus Van Sant's periodic studies of troubled kids, this agonizingly treacly tale comes off like an indie version of "Love Story" except with worse music. show more

  • 70
    Stephanie Zacharek Movieline

    The picture is so fluttering and tender, so guileless, that you almost can't believe it was made by an old hand like Van Sant. Then again, maybe you can. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    All of the performances are pitched correctly. Nobody pushes too hard. Nobody underlines anything. Perhaps calmed by Van Sant, the characters seem peaceful, not troubled (as they should be). show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    An emotionally rewarding experience: strong performances from leads Henry Hooper and Mia Wasikowska and a tender love story conveyed with genuine feeling. show more

  • 75
    Roger Moore Orlando Sentinel

    Restless is far more precious than profound. But that takes little away from this soulful teenage exploration of love, life and death. show more

  • January 18, 2012 Mindy foo foo
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    never heard of it...must of been a doozy..lol didnt even see it at the golden globes...shall we say...wait for cable?

  • October 01, 2011 wo00000000090328
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    Enjoy the first third of the film, and then quickly go home. Actors are wonderful but they have nothing to work with.

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