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Based on 22 Reviews
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  • 60
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    The script hits rough patches, especially when Phoebe and Wolf get it on, but the sisters cut to the heart. show more

  • 75
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Even at her most nihilistic, Cameron Diaz is about as menacing as a boozy college cheerleader. show more

  • 50
    Susan Wloszczyna USA Today

    This joyless coming-of-age travelogue is such a downer that not even breathtaking locales can provide a lift. show more

  • 40
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    The revelations of The Invisible Circus don't justify the quest. show more

  • 63
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    It's a shameless don't-hate-me-because-I'm-beautiful-and-impulsive performance (Diaz), and it throws the entire movie out of balance. show more

  • 38
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Director and screenwriter Adam Brooks, adapting Jennifer Egan's novel, doesn't seem to understand what makes a movie relevant. show more

  • 59
    Kevin Maynard Mr. Showbiz

    In its attempts to chart a young girl's journey from innocence to experience, The Invisible Circus ends up having all the heft of a Nancy Drew mystery decked out in a tie-dyed T-shirt and peasant skirt. show more

  • 50
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Yet another murky film about the 1970s that's watchable mostly for its cast rather than the story. show more

  • 38
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    When flashbacks tease us with bits of information, it has to be done well, or we feel toyed with. Here the mystery is solved by stomping in thick-soled narrative boots through the squishy marsh of contrivance. show more

  • 38
    Mark Caro Chicago Tribune

    When a movie is structured around the unveiling of secrets, you ought to care what the answers are. But writer-director Adam Brooks (Almost You), never offers any compelling reason to do so. show more

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