Avatar Films | Release Date: February 2, 2001 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
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Mixed or average reviews based on 21 Critics
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12
Mixed:
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The film is rightfully carried by Nico and Dani and under Gay's artful helmsmanship it's carried with remarkable sympathy and believability.
75
Delivers the oft-trod subject of boys' sexuality with intelligence and freshness.
75
A more honest version of "Summer of '42."
75
Honest, sensitive and keenly observant.
75
The movie ultimately turns out to be less about sex than it is about the point in a friendship where two people decide they will both be better off if they part ways.
75
While Nico and Dani presents itself as a no-frills coming-of-age tale, its soundtrack seems lifted from a teen comedy like "American Pie."
70
Nico and Dani merely retells a not uncommon tale without significantly enriching it. It's just too familiar to play as poignantly as it would like to.