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  • Summary: Yelling to the Sky stars Zoe Kravitz as Sweetness O'Hara, an introspective and withdrawn teenager who tries to blend into the crowded halls of her high school. But an increasingly complex home life and a growing threat at school soon carry her into a world of reckless ambivalence.
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  1. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    Dec 13, 2012
    63
    This is grim, bleak material that at times is monotonous, but its woe feels authentic.
  2. Reviewed by: John DeFore
    Dec 11, 2012
    60
    Yelling to the Sky drips with a strange but sometimes moving nostalgia for environs its characters clearly want to escape.
  3. Reviewed by: Joe Neumaier
    Dec 13, 2012
    60
    Yelling is a prosaic look at a hard life. Like Sweetness, the movie finds its way by instinct.
  4. Reviewed by: Michael Nordine
    Dec 9, 2012
    50
    The film avoids most of its genre's pratfalls, though it also shows little interest in transcending them.
  5. Reviewed by: Mark Jenkins
    Dec 13, 2012
    50
    Perhaps the clearest evidence that Yelling to the Sky is based on Mahoney's own life is that the movie lets its most troubled characters off pretty easy.
  6. Reviewed by: Peter Debruge
    Dec 11, 2012
    50
    Strong on texture but taxingly light on narrative.
  7. Reviewed by: Michael Atkinson
    Dec 11, 2012
    40
    Little more than a résumé film for all involved, it certainly feels more Park City than Bushwick.

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