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Metascore

Based on 32 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
90
Salon.com
Wonderful...It's funny and offbeat, sometimes raucous, but it still manages to come at you in gentle layers.
75
Philadelphia Inquirer
Despite its familiar formula, feels fresh.
75
Chicago Tribune
Like Richard Linklater's "Dazed and Confused," Outside Providence reminisces vividly, recalling the era fondly but not with too much sugar.
75
Baltimore Sun
Possesses memorable portrayals of thoroughly original characters and draws a beguilingly bleak portrait of its Rhode Island settings.
70
Rolling Stone
Baldwin is a marvel in a casting surprise that pays off.
60
Entertaining as it often is, Outside Providence feels as if it were a collection of installments from an unusually raunchy television series.
58
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Outside of a smart performance by Shawn Hatosy as Tim Dunphy, there just isn't much that's enlightening or new in this intimate recollection.
50
Christian Science Monitor
The story is lively and energetic, if you can take its raunchy jokes and rowdy behavior.
50
Miami Herald
Aggressively bland coming-of-age story.
45
Little more than an amusing, predictable story we've seen done better a dozen times.

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