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  • 38
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    The teen actors grin twitchily as if tickled by sudden growth spurts, but apparently nothing can hurt their chances with the females in this libidinous zip code. show more

  • 50
    Sheri Linden The Hollywood Reporter

    There's some nice low-key work amid the uneven performances, but the Montana-shot film's key strength is its sense of place. show more

  • 38
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Solid performances can't save Melissa Painter's pretentious teen drama Steal Me, which plays like a cross between "Dangerous Skin" (without the gay sex) and "Picnic" (without the production values or credible situations). show more

  • 60
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    The film's real star is the stunning Montana landscape, beautifully captured by cinematographer Paul Ryan. show more

  • 40
    Film Threat

    There’s enough character development for a 20-minute short, and 75 additional minutes are manufactured with slight variations on the same scenes in different rooms of the house. show more

  • 80
    Kevin Thomas Los Angeles Times

    A beautifully realized small film of understated power. show more

  • 70
    Ernest Hardy L.A. Weekly

    It's not really original stuff, and there are few genuine surprises, but Painter skillfully layers visual details and off-the-cuff dialogue into a smart, condescension-free piece on small towns and the complicated lives they contain. The standout here is the always-wonderful Seymour (Hotel Rwanda, Birth). show more

  • 50
    The New York Times

    With its lovely scenery and languid pacing, has a warmth and a naturalness that transcend its overheated material. show more

  • 40
    Nathan Rabin The A.V. Club

    Steal Me suffers from a distinct charisma vacuum at the center, which makes it easy to linger on its many shortcomings, especially its stilted dialogue and pseudo-poetic, pseudo-philosophical narration. show more

  • 40
    Variety

    A classic case of overreaching, Steal Me boasts unorthodox camera angles, dramatic shifts in its palette and a generally adventurous visual style. What it lacks is believable dialogue, credible relationships and a serious foundation for its overripe psychology. show more

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