• Studio: A24
  • Release Date: Oct 24, 2014
Metascore
63

Generally favorable reviews - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. Reviewed by: Inkoo Kang
    Oct 21, 2014
    90
    Shelton's comedy isn't just smart, but cheerfully wise; not just funny, but cleverly and endlessly so.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Nov 3, 2014
    6
    LAGGIES perfectly symbolizes everything right and wrong with the current indie film scene. On the one hand, the film, like others includingLAGGIES perfectly symbolizes everything right and wrong with the current indie film scene. On the one hand, the film, like others including JUNO, THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT, ENOUGH SAID, and FRANCES HA, capture the feel and sound of modern American life. They capture us now. The complexity, the selfishness, the difficulties, but mostly the sound and rhythm of urban America for a certain class. They even throw their protagonists so many obstacles that a person could just break down and die or worse, live a miserable life like a Cassavetes character. Unfortunately, and here's the rub, LAGGIES like the other films mentioned can't resist a Hollywood cliche or a happy Hollywood ending. It's shameful and feels like pandering, which is what it is. LAGGIES has so much going for it that the end with its tidy little bow kind of pissed me off. Full Review »