• Studio: A24
  • Release Date: Oct 24, 2014
Metascore
67

Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Reviewed by: Emma Myers
    Jan 27, 2014
    83
    Even if the film doesn't leave much to ponder past the closing credits, it's enjoyable while it's unfolding, doing justice to the strengths of Shelton's ever-expanding filmography.
  2. Reviewed by: James Rocchi
    Jan 20, 2014
    82
    Superbly written, handsomely made and full of terrific performances, Laggies is Shelton’s best film to date.
  3. Reviewed by: John DeFore
    Jan 27, 2014
    70
    More structure and polish doesn't keep Lynn Shelton's latest from being recognizably hers.
  4. Reviewed by: Justin Chang
    Jan 27, 2014
    70
    If the narrative progression feels too tidy and circumscribed, Shelton’s talent for bringing out the best in her actors remains satisfyingly intact.
  5. Reviewed by: Amber Wilkinson
    Jan 27, 2014
    60
    The plot strong-arms the characters into increasingly contrived and overly familiar positions that leave you longing for the more relaxed vibe of Shelton's earlier films.
  6. Reviewed by: Rodrigo Perez
    Jan 27, 2014
    58
    Its patchy tone, plot, characters and sympathies make for a film that’s difficult to wholeheartedly endorse.

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