Generally favorable reviews - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. 100
    It's hard to remember a film that mixes disparate, delicate ingredients with the subtlety and virtuosity of Sofia Coppola's brilliant The Virgin Suicides.
  2. 88
    (Coppola) has the courage to play it in a minor key.
  3. Reviewed by: Marc Caro
    It's quite funny, though not in a predictably irreverent way, and it moves along briskly - a little too briskly toward the end.
  4. Reviewed by: Jay Carr
    From start to finish there's a shimmer of discovery about it - our discovery of it, Coppola's discovery of how much she can do.
  5. 88
    It gets under your skin and into your head, and you don't want it to leave.
  6. 89
    In an astonishingly assured film debut, Coppola captures the poetry and sweetness of Eugenides' novel without allowing any of the standard rites of passage -- first dates, high-school dances -- to feel trite.
  7. 91
    Possesses a tone that wobbles masterfully between whimsy, dread, affection and horror, building on rich performances and an understated showiness to cast a queer and tingly spell.
  8. 90
    (Coppola) connects with the essential purity of Eugenides' story, stripping it down to its bare essentials and cutting straight to everything that's wonderful about it.
  9. 90
    A lovely, luminous dream.
  10. Reviewed by: Gemma Files
    Subtle, strange, off-putting, fascinating.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 85 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 35
  2. Negative: 6 out of 35
  1. Jul 4, 2011
    the movie is supposed to make you feel unsatisfied and empty.
    viewers end up feeling exactly like the neighbourhood
    boys, and like the girls
    its genius and haunting..
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  2. Jan 27, 2012
    In Sophia Coppola's directorial debut we are witness to a series of tragic events that take place in a quiet suburban neighborhood in the 1970s. Based on the spectacular book by Jeffrey Eugenides, and featuring the music of Air, this movie is perfection. It is a hauntingly beautiful depiction of young love and the pains of shattered expectations. Full Review »
  3. Feb 23, 2014
    Esta pelicula me gusto mucho, tuvo drama."The Virgin Suicides" es una pelicula confusa, rara y dificil de entender, con misterios y un argumento extra├▒o, eso la hace una buena pelicula. Full Review »