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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. 100
    It's a funny, fearless, poignant, spectacular performance. Come to think of it, those words could well apply to the entirety of Tadpole.
  2. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    90
    A smart sex comedy that successfully swims upstream to spawn and score.
  3. 88
    Has nearly perfect pitch.
  4. 75
    Oscar's life has the potential to become a Greek tragedy, but Winick keeps things light enough that it resolutely stays a comedy.
  5. Overcomes its visual hideousness with a sharp script and strong performances.
  6. 63
    But as likable as it is, Tadpole is hardly a maturing woman's revenge movie, but another male fantasy -- that of the sexually nurturing mother figure. If only all coming-of-age sexual experiences could be as healthy and wholesome.
  7. Reviewed by: Richard Schickel
    40
    This is, alas, one weary ride--77 minutes that sometimes feel like that many hours.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 1 out of 9