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7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 27 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 27
  2. Negative: 2 out of 27

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  1. Aug 18, 2012
    0
    It is just absolutely mind blowing that this movie has gotten so many good reviews. It's so terrible. I've never seen such a slow movie with uninteresting to no dialogue whatsoever.
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74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. Reviewed by: Joe Williams
    Jan 27, 2012
    75
    Although Tomboy is as tightly constructed as a short story and as seemingly straightforward as a documentary, the parable about a small fib that grows out of control is so rooted in the rich soil of sexual identity that it entangles us.
  2. Reviewed by: J.R. Jones
    Jan 26, 2012
    80
    Writer-director Celine Sciamma breaks little ground here, but her story is nicely scaled to the gender-rigid world of childhood, where boys playing soccer together take as much pride in their spitting skills as any scored goal.
  3. Reviewed by: Roger Ebert
    Jan 25, 2012
    88
    Tomboy is tender and affectionate. It shows us Laure/Mikael in an adventure that may be forgotten in adulthood or may form her adulthood.