Metascore
28

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 6
  2. Negative: 3 out of 6
  1. Reviewed by: John DeFore
    Jun 6, 2013
    40
    Familiar faces in supporting roles don't do much for the commercial prospects of this modest film, which feels like a made-for-TV version of the prototypical Sundance-aspiring quest for identity.
  2. Reviewed by: Elizabeth Weitzman
    Jun 6, 2013
    40
    Simplistic plotting, pedestrian visuals and poorly-handled melodrama do lend the project a cheap, made-for-TV feel, which is underscored by the fact that Danes and Marsden don’t seem obliged to turn in their best work.
  3. Reviewed by: Sam Adams
    Jun 5, 2013
    40
    Director Max Mayer doesn’t find a way to make the ritual traumas of adolescence feel new again.
  4. Reviewed by: Stephen Holden
    Jun 6, 2013
    30
    Just when its parts should come together, As Cool as I Am crumbles to bits.
  5. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    Jun 6, 2013
    25
    Though darker elements loom in the shadows, nothing in this painfully sincere film is remotely affecting; just think of it as “My So-Called Strife.”
  6. Reviewed by: Tina Hassannia
    Jun 6, 2013
    25
    The film is the cinematic equivalent of a teenager, making everything more melodramatic than it needs to be, and impatient with the subtle details of life.

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