Metascore
84

Universal acclaim - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Reviewed by: Keith Uhlich
    Dec 12, 2010
    60
    That the duo will work their way back to each other is never in doubt, although Chazelle doesn't succumb to easy sentiment. If anything, he moves too far in the other direction, aiming for a wizened ambiguity that doesn't entirely come off.
User Score
6.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. Jan 13, 2014
    10
    Really sweet and moving. The people in it felt like real people. The music is lovely. It's a different kind of movie, you need an open mind,Really sweet and moving. The people in it felt like real people. The music is lovely. It's a different kind of movie, you need an open mind, but it's one of my fave indies of recent years Full Review »
  2. Nov 10, 2010
    1
    This film does not display the level of thought, planning, and meaningful execution that it rather painfully reaches for. Having seen filmsThis film does not display the level of thought, planning, and meaningful execution that it rather painfully reaches for. Having seen films that create very successful raw and realistic depictions of human relationships, this film's blatant, aching attemps render as weak , forced and misguided. The whole film reads as a premature stride towards a 'genius' work, and in falling short the film seems wobbly and underthought. The 'artistic' elements are tacked onto to an unstable, meandering, and inconclusive plot. The seemingly unnecessary black-and-white filming, shots taken from behind blurry heads and laughably awkward song-and-dance numbers add to a cringe-factor that had the audience giggling anxiously rather than in enjoyment. Truly can't understand the high ratings, especially from sources I usually trust. Full Review »