Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. 100
    One of the oddest, most perplexing -- and delightful -- films to come along this year. And last year, too.
  2. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    100
    Hadzihalilovic succeeds brilliantly at crafting a meaningful enigma that somehow grasps the essence of adolescence, but only grows more mysterious with each revelation.
  3. Confronts the line between the celebration and the exploitation of innocence with an uneasy tension that is discomforting at best.
  4. Innocence is not merely the year's best first film, but one of the great statements on the politics of being 'tween.
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 2 out of 7
  1. nathang.
    Dec 2, 2005
    10
    Outstanding film, full of insight into the nature of female boarding schools and their existance as a mechanism for sustaining and instilling Outstanding film, full of insight into the nature of female boarding schools and their existance as a mechanism for sustaining and instilling class and gender distinctions in modern society, beautifully and powerfully shot, this is an enlightening film! Full Review »
  2. Jun 23, 2012
    8
    An enigmatic and allegorical film that manages to sustain a penetrating feeling of uneasiness and suspense in a visually exuberant parable ofAn enigmatic and allegorical film that manages to sustain a penetrating feeling of uneasiness and suspense in a visually exuberant parable of female sexuality. It is a journey so vibrant that the lack of destination becomes an asset rather than a limitation. Full Review »
  3. Sep 11, 2011
    10
    An extremely interesting film that makes you think. Strange, yes, weird yes, but you will have the plot going round in your head for ever andAn extremely interesting film that makes you think. Strange, yes, weird yes, but you will have the plot going round in your head for ever and then probably never understand it. Full Review »