Summer Storm

Metascore
51

Mixed or average reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 16
  2. Negative: 3 out of 16

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Critic Reviews

  1. 75
    An observant and sensitively played drama about adolescent sexuality, unrequited love and heartbreak.
  2. Reviewed by: Dennis Harvey
    70
    Routine in some aspects, but compensates via psychologically sharp writing and performances.
  3. 70
    One of the film's major assets is Stadlober's winningly natural performance-his moody charisma is irresistible.
  4. 70
    A lovely wallow in the sweaty pains and joys of mostly gay adolescent love.
  5. 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.
  6. This tender and funny feature benefits from an appealing cast--in particular Stadlober, who brings depth and honesty to what could have been a formulaic coming-out chronicle.
  7. Ultimately has few original aspects, but it is an intelligently wrought drama that makes it a respectable entry in the genre.
  8. There's nothing truly new to be found here, but Kreuzpaintner treats Tobi's confusion with respect and gentle humor, making this an especially sensitive coming-of-age/coming-out story.
User Score
8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. JimM.
    Feb 20, 2007
    10
    A great movie shot in a fantastic setting. Wish it turned out like that in real life.
  2. 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. Full Review »
  3. ZalinskiA
    Sep 26, 2006
    10
    awesome movie, a must see for everyone.