Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corporation (MGM) | Release Date: September 13, 2002 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
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Generally favorable reviews based on 30 Critics
Positive:
23
Mixed:
4
Negative:
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88
This is a marvelous film, a look at the strange, exasperatingly labyrinthine process of adolescence and the diverse ways people find to deal with it.
83
You'll gasp appalled and laugh outraged and possibly, watching the spectacle of a promising young lad treading desperately in a nasty sea, shed an errant tear.
70
Steers' film will likely polarize the audience, which, if nothing else, gives it rare resonance; at least it makes you feel, where many similar indie efforts make you sleepy.
50
Igby has his own prickly charisma and bleak humor; he's a character you'd like very much to embrace. But he's surrounded by insufferable fools in the airless Manhattan universe of a film that's as offputtingly precocious as its preppy hero.