(2010)

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Metascore

Based on 24 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
88
Maybe what makesFlipped" such a warm entertainment is how it re-creates a life we wish we'd had when we were 14.
88
Flipped is Rob Reiner's best film in 18 years, and includes echoes of two of his most accomplished efforts, "The Sure Thing" and "Stand By Me."
75
Philadelphia Inquirer
Callan McAuliffe, a handsome Australian youth, looks right as the perma-press Bryce.
75
A flipped take on tween-to-teen romance that make it such a minor gem.
63
Though it's not worth doing cartwheels over, Flipped is a pleasantly nostalgic and well-intentioned family movie featuring strong performances by its young actors.
63
Interesting enough that you wish it were better.
50
Flipped succeeds when it backs off the gluey nostalgia and focuses instead on the subtler pitfalls of adolescence - the tough stuff, the moral stuff, the constant tacking between fear and courage.
50
The Hollywood Reporter
Reiner again demonstrates compassion and insight into young people's battles to acquire self-knowledge, but in his new film, too many clearly fictional characters and contrived situations bog down his story.
42
Worse, he (Reiner) vacuum-seals it all in a patronizingly wholesome package, like an extended episode of "The Wonder Years" with all the wonder sucked out.
40
There's barely half a film here, stretched and pulled so thin you can nearly see through it.
0
Wall Street Journal
I can't say anything nice about Flipped, a painfully clumsy adaptation of a tween novel by Wendelin Van Draanen.

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