IFC | Release Date: March 15, 2002 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
88
METASCORE
Universal acclaim based on 36 Critics
Positive:
33
Mixed:
3
Negative:
0
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100
Teems with pot smoke, body parts and profane outbursts -- you ride a giggly wave throughout, jokes and turn-ons and shocking sights alternating in buoyant fashion.
100
Give yourself away to this movie and you'll be glad you did.
90
The eroticism in Cuaron’s road movie (which broke all box-office records in Mexico) is the real deal: tactile, sexy, psychologically charged.
88
Like watching an American teen-sex comedy through a glass darkly.
80
In elevating bawdy teen farce to political metaphor without squeezing the fun out, Alfonso Cuarón has pulled off a nice little miracle.
70
The New YorkerAnthony Lane
There is plenty to inflame in this picture and nothing to corrupt. [18 Mar 2002. p.152]