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The Wackness Reviews

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November 6, 2019
What can I say? THE WACKNESS is the most WACKTASTIC, FAN -*$&%ING-TASTIC film of the year!
November 3, 2018
As unoriginal and cliché-ridden as Levine's screenplay is, he has taken care in developing some genuinely attractive off the wall characters
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 7, 2018
Fortunately Peck's diamond acting pulls the film above its murky setting. It takes some courage to be this vulnerable on screen, and Peck is uncommonly good at it.
November 18, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 15, 2011
An exercise in style and wit, two commodities that never go out of fashion.
May 31, 2011
Josh Peck and Ben Kingsley make for an oddly engaging couple in Jonathan Levine's audacious comedy about sex, drugs, and unexpected friendships.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 26, 2009
It's an utterly routine picture, but its low-key mood and acting disarm
July 30, 2009
With a game cast and cool songs from the era... heartfelt moments battling clumsy ones, The Wackness isn't quite dope but, like a good mixtape it is full of highlights.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
January 19, 2009
Dumb title? Certainly. Perfectly proportioned? Nope. True-to-life? Certainly not. An enjoyably quirky indie comedy? You bet.
Read More | Original Score: 74/100
December 3, 2008
Parallel yet intertwined older and younger generations, and a real girl, set this above the usual young dudes genre, changing from comic to romantic to poignant and back.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
November 19, 2008
If nothing else, it's probably worth seeing for the kissing scene between Kingsley and Mary-Kate Olsen.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 14, 2008
It's an old theme. Levine tackles it with gusto and verve, and if ultimately he overdoes it with a hi-end quirky style, I think there's enough authenticity here to see the film through.
November 14, 2008
This is a gently humorous and beautifully moving film.
November 14, 2008
The performances are all very fine, but the standout is Ben Kingsley's Squires. It's so unexpected.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 13, 2008
Better than most "coming of age" stories due to some fine comic and dramatic performances by a talented cast.
Full Review | Original Score: B
November 8, 2008
A thoroughly engaging comic drama with absurdist elements %u2013 or is that just real life
September 16, 2008
THE WACKNESS is one of those small little movies that come under the radar and sneak up on you.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 29, 2008
The Wackness, while no masterpiece, is the kind of film that doesn't come to much but is watchable as it saunters along with a provoking sense of meaningful pessimism. The performances are really the thing - Levine hasn't managed anything better.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
August 29, 2008
The direction is unlikeably murky and unfocused but this is more dope than wack - and a guaranteed four-star movie if you're already stoned yourself.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
August 29, 2008
The film's forlorn charm is a little reminiscent of Cameron Crowe's adolescent memoir Almost Famous. It's a tiny bit soppy, too, but you can forgive that in a teenager.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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