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Based on 9 Reviews
critic reviews (9)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 40
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    Another nicely understated performance from Jesse Eisenberg anchors this shambling drama. show more

  • 70
    Michael Rechtshaffen The Hollywood Reporter

    Although the impressively acted ensemble piece occasionally gets tripped up by Peter Elkoff's overtly literate script, it travels in some unexpected, thoughtful directions. show more

  • 50
    Liam Lacey The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    What doesn't work so persuasively is Elkoff's script, particularly the overuse of voice-over. show more

  • 60
    Film Threat

    A film that succeeds at being good without really succeeding in being worthwhile. show more

  • 67
    Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly

    Ritter, who's like the young Ethan Hawke on a bender of violence, is an actor to watch. show more

  • 60
    Jeannette Catsoulis The New York Times

    Probes class consciousness with rather more sensitivity than originality. show more

  • 50
    Stephanie Zacharek

    There's enough sweetness, and enough just-under-the-surface intelligence, in The Education of Charlie Banks to suggest that Durst may have a future as a filmmaker. show more

  • 50
    Los Angeles Times

    Too often Durst's direction is overly earnest, heavy in long takes, atmosphere wise but scene foolish. show more

  • 40
    Village Voice

    Durst and Elkoff deliver a nuanced scenario of class assimilation and resentment, then flub the ending. show more

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