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100
New York Post
It's hard to remember a film that mixes disparate, delicate ingredients with the subtlety and virtuosity of Sofia Coppola's brilliant The Virgin Suicides.
100
San Francisco Examiner
Ethereal.
88
Chicago Sun-Times
(Coppola) has the courage to play it in a minor key.
88
It's quite funny, though not in a predictably irreverent way, and it moves along briskly - a little too briskly toward the end.
80
Rolling Stone
Coppola gives Suicides a haunted quality that is undeniably affecting, a feeling intensified by a wonderfully funny and touching Dunst.
75
San Francisco Chronicle
Coppola infuses her movie with a dreamy poetic tone, and deftly translates the essential metaphors of youth, sexuality and death without sacrificing an earthy humor.
75
USA Today
In contrast to big-screen bummers we see every week, this movie conveys genuine sorrow.
75
There's a melancholy sweetness here, a gentle humor that speaks to the angst and awkwardness of girls turning into women, and the awe of boys watching the transformation from afar.
75
New York Daily News
Has a great deal of empathy for that excruciating limbo that is female adolescence.
70
Los Angeles Times
Successfully venturesome, but you need to know that it's also a real downer.
67
Entertainment Weekly
Glum and preposterous -- an operatically stilted adolescent martyr fantasy -- and yet, as staged by Coppola, it's well worth seeing.
57
Mr. Showbiz
A detective story without a solution and a coming-of-ager without discernable characters.

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