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All This Panic (2017)



Critic Consensus: All This Panic offers an unvarnished look at the lives of young American women whose less compelling moments are more than balanced out by documentarian Jenny Gage's empathetic approach.

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ALL THIS PANIC takes an intimate look at the interior lives of a group of teenage girls as they come of age in Brooklyn. A potent mix of vivid portraiture and vérité, we follow the girls as they navigate the ephemeral and fleeting transition between childhood and adulthood. Shot over a three-year period in a lush and cinematic style, ALL THIS PANIC is a meditation on the mysterious, often painful, yet ultimately exhilarating period of a teen's life. In a world where, as one teen remarks 'they want to see us, but they don't want to hear us' this film is comprised entirely of young women speaking to their own experiences. ALL THIS PANIC centers on the complex transition that all young women experience in their formative teenage years, focusing on the trauma of moving from the relative protection of childhood into a more independent, less-structured future that's theirs to embrace as more mature versions of their teen selves.

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Critic Reviews for All This Panic

All Critics (47) | Top Critics (13)

The result is a pensive, gorgeous meditation on what it means to grow up.

March 31, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

[Filmmakers Jenny Gage and Tom Betterton] got close to them as Brooklyn neighbors and spent three years following them as they matured and began to separate from parents and forge their own identities.

March 31, 2017 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…
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Adopting a meandering, free-flowing structure and woozily intimate photography, the director, Jenny Gage, and her husband, the cinematographer Tom Betterton, follow close and listen well.

March 30, 2017 | Full Review…

Gage makes each minute boldly and deeply matter.

March 30, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

A composite portrait of girlhood, refracted - not especially rich in groundbreaking insight, but often shimmering with feeling.

March 29, 2017 | Full Review…

There's no judgment to be found here, only an unvarnished look at its subjects struggling to figure out who they are, what they want, and how they might achieve their goals.

March 29, 2017 | Full Review…

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I seriously couldn’t tell most of these girls apart, so I had a pretty confusing time trying to keep track of which story belonged to who. Didn’t help that their hair styles kept changing! Okay, I admit I have a bit of a problem in my life recognizing faces. Documentary wasn’t bad. The girls lives weren’t super interesting for the most part, some little dramas and life choices. Mostly liked it despite my confusion.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

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