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75
San Francisco Chronicle
Even at her most nihilistic, Cameron Diaz is about as menacing as a boozy college cheerleader.
63
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.
60
Rolling Stone
The script hits rough patches, especially when Phoebe and Wolf get it on, but the sisters cut to the heart.
59
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.
50
This joyless coming-of-age travelogue is such a downer that not even breathtaking locales can provide a lift.
50
New York Post
Yet another murky film about the 1970s that's watchable mostly for its cast rather than the story.
40
Wall Street Journal
The revelations of The Invisible Circus don't justify the quest.
38
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.
38
New York Daily News
Director and screenwriter Adam Brooks, adapting Jennifer Egan's novel, doesn't seem to understand what makes a movie relevant.
38
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.

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