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  • 40
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Most of the actresses are appealing, but ultimately not even the gifted Mara can keep the film from feeling like a gauzy portrait of privilege. show more

  • 38
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    A great-looking but wearyingly cliched and confusing vanity production. show more

  • 38
    Andrew Schenker Slant Magazine

    Francesca Gregorini and Tatiana von Furstenberg's film is episodic, but the episodes don't achieve any kind of cumulative effect. show more

  • 40
    David Fear Time Out New York

    If Gregorini and Von Furstenberg's goal was to construct a cinematic Sunday Styles spread of the plaid-skirt-and-tie crowd, then kudos. As filmmakers, however, these two have some serious growing up of their own to do. show more

  • 50
    The New York Times

    An uneven drama set at a girls' boarding school, rarely rises above the generic, though its atmosphere of coddled young people indulging themselves in opulent surroundings is palpably authentic. show more

  • 50
    Variety

    Refigured from a never-made TV pilot, this shallow boarding school-set coming-of-ager traverses familiar territory without offering anything fresh. show more

  • 40
    Nick Schager Village Voice

    From hairstyles and clothes to autumnal-hued cinematography and a raft of clichéd incidents involving pills, suicide, sneaking out, and blackmail, everything feels dainty to the point of stale. show more

  • 40
    Betsy Sharkey Los Angeles Times

    The better moments are fleeting. More often, the film feels flat-footed, and the story plays out as you'd expect. Long before Tanner Hall ends, you may well find yourself wishing for the final bell. show more

  • 50
    The A.V. Club

    The result isn't bad, it just lacks momentum and a strong reason for existing. show more

  • 58
    Peter Rainer Christian Science Monitor

    See the film, if you must, for Mara, who will be starring in the upcoming Hollywood remake of "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo." She's a sharp, vigilant actress whose career bears watching. show more

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