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  • 40
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    The real problem is that this eager-to-please debut never quite achieves its own, more modest ambitions. show more

  • 70
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Mitchell still manages to plant a flag on this well-trodden territory by steering more toward drama than comedy, though he scores points on both fronts. Where he exceeds those films are sensual visuals that recapture summertime adolescence in all its vivacity. show more

  • 80
    Michelle Orange Movieline

    It looks more like your teenage world than such films generally allow, and it's not pretty. It's beautiful. show more

  • 75
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    It's an engaging piece of filmmaking on its own, beautifully shot and acted. show more

  • 75
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    It has a sense of small-town America that feels special even without great specificity. Some of the music on the soundtrack places it in 2007 or 2008, but, really, the film occurs outside of time, virtually outside of place (it's suburban Detroit), and in a void of cultural chic. show more

  • 75
    Joseph Jon Lanthier Slant Magazine

    Throughout this American Graffiti-like Circadian shuffle, we can sense these characters coming to grips with human realities that they dare not vocalize. show more

  • NA
    Rex Reed New York Observer

    The movie is so clueless and time-warped it could be comprised of outtakes from "Father Knows Best." show more

  • 60
    Joshua Rothkopf Time Out New York

    Swaddled with a lacquer of nostalgia that passes for cultural insight, this one-night-in-sweatpants drama will make you yearn for a moratorium on teen movies-at least ones so aggressively dewy-eyed. show more

  • 91
    Eric Kohn indieWIRE

    By favoring mood over plot, "Myth" explores what it feels like to transition into youth adulthood and face harsher truths. show more

  • 67
    Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly

    The Myth of the American Sleepover has fresh, lovely moments, but it could have used more psychological heft. show more

  • July 23, 2012 sg00000000127790
    Report This User

    Though filled with teen cliche, Myth manages to be both charming and dramatic. Character development is fantastic as the cast really brings something fresh to a genre that is usually riddled with dull and over indulgent acting. Even though many of the scenarios are problematic in their believability, much of what these kids (and young adults) go through will resonate with the youth of the 90\'s decade, especially. For a teen film, it manages to tread lightly on the topic of underaged sex, which is a relief for adults who would rather not see a group of 13 and 14 yr olds talking about their escapades. Give this one a chance.

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