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  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    The result is an uncommon intimacy, the kind you find in a Judy Blume novel. Her grit and grace are all over this heartfelt adventure of a movie. She gives it a spirit that soars. show more

  • 60
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    There are no surprises among the characters — depressed mom (Amy Jo Johnson), controlling aunt (Cynthia Stevenson), new boyfriend (Tatanka Means) — but the cast is strong enough to build on familiar elements. show more

  • 60
    Justin Lowe The Hollywood Reporter

    Davey’s tortuous emotional distress, while generically relatable, seems more appropriate to a younger teen rather than a young woman who’s practically a college freshman. This curious disjunction impacts the performances as well, which are adequate but rarely persuasive. show more

  • 75
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    A gentle, honest and shrewdly realized film such as Tiger Eyes, based on the 1981 Judy Blume novel, shouldn't have to fight for a moviegoer's attention or an exhibitor's screens. But it's worth seeking out. show more

  • 63
    Farran Smith Nehme New York Post

    Time has robbed Blume’s subjects of shock value, but her perceptiveness hasn’t dimmed. The movie’s sincerity carries it along, and makes this story endearing despite its filmmaking clichés. show more

  • 20
    Michael Atkinson Time Out New York

    This pubescent navel-gazer has only its star Holland (Brian De Palma’s stepdaughter) to recommend it, not for her acting but only for her undeniable corn-fed–Emmanuelle Béart looks. show more

  • 83
    Eric Kohn indieWIRE

    Directed by Blume's son Lawrence, this gentle drama based on Blume's 1981 novel works surprisingly well considering the numerous trappings of the material, while demonstrating exactly why it's so difficult to bring Blume's work to the screen. show more

  • 42
    Jessica Shaw Entertainment Weekly

    Best to forget the movie version exists and keep your happy childhood memories intact. show more

  • 70
    Nick Schager Village Voice

    An engaging (if somewhat slender) portrait of the violence of adolescent maturation. show more

  • 70
    Variety

    For a certain type of contemplative teen girl, its sensitive handling of heavy material will surely prove affecting, though the picture sometimes veers too far to the sleepy end of low-key. show more

  • June 13, 2013 lgjhere1
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    Lovely, lovely movie. Willa steals the movie and your heart with her delicate intonation on a difficult subject matter. Movie is a little rough around the edges, but she more than makes up for it. Best part: no wizards and dragons and computer generated car chases and doom and glum.

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