Generally favorable reviews - based on 33 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 33
  2. Negative: 1 out of 33
  1. Gilchrist ("United States of Tara") is immensely appealing as a kid who's just a bit too wrapped up in himself to grasp that perhaps his problems aren't insurmountable.
  2. 83
    Fleck and Boden point out the absurd humor inherent in mental illness without trivializing its causes or consequences. This is not an easy trick, and it's largely thanks to Galifianakis' amalgam of wackiness and awkward sorrow that it works.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 107 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 34
  2. Negative: 3 out of 34
  1. Oct 11, 2010
    A wonderfully made movie that is more of a drama than a comedy. It was very enjoyable to watch and I would recommend going to see it. It's Kind of a Funny Story is a wonderful coming-of-age tale. Full Review »
  2. Dec 27, 2011
    As in its title it is kind of a funng story, an dit is kind of entertaining. Well overall it is a very well made movie with great performances. I give this movie 61%. Full Review »
  3. Aug 16, 2012
    I was extremely impressed with this film, one which I would not immediately pick up and watch but one that I am glad that I did. It's an emotion-filled adventure which really showcases the issues with mental health extremely well. A brave film but one that relies on both it's direction and cast to push it to the heights to which it reached. Well worth a view. Full Review »