• Studio: A24
  • Release Date: Mar 15, 2013
User Score
7.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 14
  2. Negative: 2 out of 14

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  1. Dec 6, 2013
    10
    Romanticizing youth a bit much.
    Peerless portrayal of adolescent.
    Enchanting cinematography matched by the most beautiful work by Elle Fanning (Oh!.. I am so a fan) and Alice Englert.
    and in one word, lets just say it "beguiling"
Metascore
69

Generally favorable reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. Reviewed by: Mike Scott
    Apr 19, 2013
    40
    There's not much meat to the story. So while the picture on the menu suggests filet mignon, we really get mostly fish-and-chips stuff.
  2. Reviewed by: Bill Goodykoontz
    Mar 28, 2013
    80
    Fanning is nearly perfect as Ginger navigates choppier waters than most teens have to. There is not a false note in her performance; no matter how melodramatic things become, everything about Ginger remains genuine.
  3. Reviewed by: Roger Moore
    Mar 25, 2013
    63
    Potter’s film is at is most artful in the painterly ways she composes the wordless scenes of the girls testing cigarettes, hitchhiking with the wrong boys and Rosa exploring heavy petting with another boy, showing off for Ginger.