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Universal acclaim- based on 18 Ratings

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 16
  2. Negative: 3 out of 16
  1. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    75
    An observant and sensitively played drama about adolescent sexuality, unrequited love and heartbreak.
  2. Kreuzpaintner displays a natural gift with actors and a clarity in storytelling that result in a fresh take on what otherwise might have been a familiar coming-of-age story.
  3. Reviewed by: Elliott Stein
    70
    One of the film's major assets is Stadlober's winningly natural performance-his moody charisma is irresistible.
  4. Reviewed by: James Wegg
    60
    Summer Storm is director/co-writer Marco Kreuzpaintner's entry into the "I'm not gay but my boyfriend is" genre.
  5. Reviewed by: Neva Chonin
    50
    Like most films in the genre, it's sweet, sincere and predictable.
  6. 42
    It just grows darker and broodier as Stadlober grapples with coming out. That's not an easy thing, but someone should tell the poor guy that being gay doesn't have to mean being this lame.
  7. 25
    An uninspired gay coming-of-age import from Germany.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Jul 28, 2013
    10
    A great setting, sympathetic actors, surprising plot-twists and a topic that you (sadly) only rarely see in modern films. I enjoyed everyA great setting, sympathetic actors, surprising plot-twists and a topic that you (sadly) only rarely see in modern films. I enjoyed every minute of it! Expand
  2. JimM.
    Feb 20, 2007
    10
    A great movie shot in a fantastic setting. Wish it turned out like that in real life.
  3. JuileM.
    Apr 4, 2006
    10
    Great movie... sweet, sexy, and silly at times, but it still has true love at it's heart. It's especially good if you can find a Great movie... sweet, sexy, and silly at times, but it still has true love at it's heart. It's especially good if you can find a version with English subtitles (for those who don't speak German.) Angsty and a bit heart-breaking... but just draws you in. Goregeous boys too! Expand
  4. ZalinskiA
    Sep 26, 2006
    10
    awesome movie, a must see for everyone.
  5. DougJ.
    Jan 18, 2007
    10
    Intelligent and sensitive. Finally, a gay-themed pic without layers of guilt trips to justify being oneself and no stereotyping to molify the Intelligent and sensitive. Finally, a gay-themed pic without layers of guilt trips to justify being oneself and no stereotyping to molify the homophobes. Expand
  6. John
    Sep 23, 2006
    9
    It was a refreshing movie with realistic themes. Where were these movies when I was that age?
  7. MartinD.
    May 19, 2006
    5
    Another coming out/coming of age film but a little sweeter than most--are young boys in Germany really all that skinny? The one who impressed Another coming out/coming of age film but a little sweeter than most--are young boys in Germany really all that skinny? The one who impressed me most was the gay egotist. Expand

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