• Studio: A24
  • Release Date: Oct 24, 2014
User Score
7.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 29 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 29
  2. Negative: 1 out of 29
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  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 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.LAGGIES 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. Expand
  2. Jan 6, 2015
    7
    A deep, sensitive look at the struggles of early adulthood and the relationships made along that journey. Keira Knightley gives another remarkable performance as a young lady with inner confusion. Sam Rockwell and Chloe Grace Moretz ain't half bad either.
  3. Jan 16, 2015
    7
    Keira Knightley's performance is absolutely stunning! All of her reactions towards the situation are real and very sincere. You can touch it from the very first moment till the end. Although the plot is easily be predicted, this movie has great elements mixing together that make me badly miss my friends and high school life.
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: Marc Mohan
    Nov 7, 2014
    75
    Laggies doesn't reinvent the wheel, but it puts an engaging spin on the old canard about high school being the best years of our lives.
  2. Reviewed by: Mike Scott
    Nov 7, 2014
    60
    Even when Laggies strains against its contrived conceit, his (Rockwell) chemistry with Knightley goes a long way in classing up the joint and making Shelton's film feel just deep enough to pass muster.
  3. Reviewed by: James Berardinelli
    Nov 6, 2014
    75
    For the most part, Laggies offers an engaging portal into the life of an appealingly confused 28-year old who doesn't have all the answers and isn't afraid to admit it. Coming-of-age stories, it seems, needn't be limited to teenagers.