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7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 95 Ratings

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Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 37 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 37
  2. Negative: 1 out of 37
  1. Reviewed by: Roger Moore
    Jul 16, 2011
    63
    Does well in capturing the cruelty of school life and the assorted "types" who inhabit schools there and here. But it's more twee than clever, more affectionate than romantic and more promising than satisfying.
  2. Reviewed by: Joe Williams
    Jun 16, 2011
    88
    As an homage to an influential director, Submarine blows "Super 8" out of the water.
  3. Reviewed by: M. E. Russell
    Jun 16, 2011
    83
    Submarine pulls off a nice little feat: It's a reference-heavy coming-of-age indie flick that feels fresh despite being, well, a reference-heavy coming-of-age indie flick.