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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 22
  2. Negative: 8 out of 22
  1. Surprisingly sweet and smart... LaBeouf does an excellent job, and the talented Beeney is one to watch.
  2. The characters talk like smart, unpredictable people, and Kelly Ernswiler is one of a kind.
  3. Reviewed by: Heather Havrilesky
    50
    The nice thing about seeing so much time, money and effort go into a bland film is that it makes you appreciate truly inspired filmmaking even more.
  4. Reviewed by: Allison Benedikt
    50
    Painfully blasé coming-of-age story.
  5. Reviewed by: Frank Scheck
    50
    Another heartfelt coming-of-age story that plays much more like a television movie than a theatrical feature.
  6. The best thing that can be said about this lethargic coming-of-age tale, noticeably undernourished at 78 minutes, is that it's better than the even more pathetic "Stolen Summer."

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
  2. Negative: 3 out of 8
  1. Dec 15, 2011
    3
    If you had watched season two of Project Greenlight in making The Battle of Shaker's Height, then you're definitely going to see the many flaws within this film. Some of the performances were convincing like Amy and Shia's roles, but overall the film felt clunky and completely boring. This was a pretty forgettable movie and it's a shame that an original plot like this had to turn into a TV quality like movie. Collapse

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