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83
The A.V. Club
A beautifully observed coming-of-age story.
80
Wall Street Journal
A surprisingly agile and delightfully warm romantic comedy.
75
There's a tidiness and affection to this British homage to John Hughes movies.
75
McAvoy succeeds in making the boy's mania for trivia endearing rather than annoying. As his (delayed) love interest, Rebecca Hall, playing a campus radical and the first Jewish person he has ever encountered, is stunning.
75
Rolling Stone
Jolly good show.
70
Village Voice
The result is something altogether more formulaic, but Starter for 10 nonetheless goes down easy, thanks in large part to the up-and-coming talent from across the pond and a steady infusion of the Cure, Wham!, and Tears for Fears on the soundtrack.
63
A mildly enjoyable romantic comedy.
60
The Hollywood Reporter
The film successfully replicates the mellow charm of Brit hits "About A Boy" and "Love Actually."
60
Variety
Showcasing the considerable talents of ubiquitous thesp James McAvoy ("The Last King of Scotland," "Penelope") and several other up-and-coming Brit actors, picture garnishes fairly standard college-set plot with wit, warmth and unexpected turns.
60
If the journey is familiar, at least the company is good.

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