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  • Summary: On the eve of graduating law school, Veronica Mars has put Neptune and her amateur sleuthing days behind her. While interviewing at high-end New York law firms, Veronica Mars gets a call from her ex-boyfriend Logan who has been accused of murder. Veronica heads back to Neptune just to help Logan find an attorney, but when things don't seem right with how Logan's case is perceived and handled, Veronica finds herself being pulled back into a life she thought she had left behind. Collapse
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 35
  2. Negative: 0 out of 35
  1. Reviewed by: Matt Zoller Seitz
    Mar 14, 2014
    88
    I can't imagine anyone who liked the show not enjoying this film, even though the first half is stronger than the second, which spirals into a frenzy of double- and triple-crossing that's less engaging than watching the characters reconnect, awkwardly but with feeling.
  2. Reviewed by: Catherine Simpson
    Mar 10, 2014
    80
    An emotionally rewarding reunion tour for established fans and a taut, sharp-tongued, character-driven thriller for all, Veronica Mars makes a compelling case for its heroine’s continued existence.
  3. Reviewed by: Abhimanyu Das
    Mar 12, 2014
    75
    For all its references to the show's history, the film never panders. It's an evolution of the core concept as opposed to a nostalgia-tinged reproduction, and is all the better for it.
  4. Reviewed by: Peter Travers
    Mar 13, 2014
    63
    It's Bell – riding high with the Disney-animated "Frozen" and Showtime's carnal-fixated "House of Lies" – you want to follow anywhere. Bell is irresistible, and she makes us care.
  5. Reviewed by: David Hiltbrand
    Mar 14, 2014
    63
    Veronica Mars is a great deal more than a bonus episode, but slightly less than a movie.
  6. Reviewed by: Sheri Linden
    Mar 9, 2014
    60
    Thomas’ direction, especially of the villainous roles, gives a lot of the action a self-conscious, not-quite-real quality. Some aspects of the movie’s intentional artifice work better than others.
  7. Reviewed by: Mike McCahill
    Mar 17, 2014
    40
    Proves more footnote than fresh start.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 26
  2. Negative: 3 out of 26
  1. Mar 14, 2014
    10
    Great Movie. As a fan of the tv series I am more than Satisfied. Veronica Mars is back. It's the perfect series finale, that the tv show didn't have. The movie is entertaining, interesting and suspenseful. For a stranger viewer is still a great thriller to watch with a lot of unexpectd plot twist and funny quotes. Kristen Bell and Rob Thomas at their best. Expand
  2. Mar 15, 2014
    10
    Veronica Mars is back! Not sure how I'd view the film if I hadn't seen the series, but as a film made for fans I think it's pretty awesome.

    The wit is definitely there:
    Veronica: "Words with Friends?"
    Dick: "Some people just call it texting"

    The story was intriguing, and they brought back all the characters that I was expecting!
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  3. Mar 14, 2014
    9
    Veronica Mars is back here and she's gonna kick some heads with logic and deduction. Thriller is this? Maybe if you want more you can't have it. Because you got all after watching this. Expand
  4. Mar 20, 2014
    7
    A great cast returns to this film reboot of one of my favourite film series. Unfortunately the myriad of characters sometimes bogs down the mystery, which at times feels a bit light. The TV series pushed the boundaries on humour in detective work while solving homicides, while the movie feels more nostalgic than fresh. I would have liked to have seen more twists and turns, however Kristen Bell and Jason Dohrings performances are excellent. Expand
  5. Mar 22, 2014
    6
    While dong a great job of offering a nostalgic experience for fans, the Veronica Mars movie fails to be a good movie or even a good Veronica Mars episode. The focus seemed primarily on reintroducing old characters and cameos who had very little to do with the plot. The plot that was there was overly simple and not up to the usual Veronica Mars quality. Expand
  6. Mar 21, 2014
    6
    Should I start with I didn't feel comfortable for Kristen Bell's voice as a narrator? "Veronica Mars" sounds good and delightful, but not original.

    The story goes exactly like an episode of a series, where Veronica the talented PI involves herself in a mysterious case about unnatural death of a Pop singer which was in a love affair with her own ex-boyfriend "Logan Echolls" (Jason Dohring) who is the prime suspect as the last one saw her. Ignoring her sex tape scandal with Logan, and her father's warnings she continues her research to the truth discovering a serious relationship between this death and another case, so Veronica starts to use her cleverness and deception to reach her evidence.
    I guess Rob Thomas was so ambitious to make the story very thrilling looks like a noir movie, but for me it was complicated and less attractive than I expected, although it was fairly smart sometimes but not so long! It was a wide script, with unpleasant romantic minutes and heavily Technological means. How to talk about police corruption if Veronica Mars as a detective was totally crook?

    Apart of her as a narrator, Kristen Bell was really good, she gave the character even more that it needs. I regard that was a Kickstarter project with a certain budget, so I must say "Well done" even I was a bit disappointed.
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  7. Jul 6, 2014
    1
    As a huge fan of the TV series, I am disappointed on a whole new level in this movie and I think people who have never seen the TV show would be even more bored and disappointed in this movie. It just feels really lame, it was extremely boring and it seems a too forced. I would liken it to the 9th season of scrubs - actually it's significantly worse than that. I wouldn't recommend this to anyone - especially fans of the show. Expand

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