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Abandon Review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 2.0
    36

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Generally unfavorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 38

    out of 100

    USA Today Mike Clark

    Holmes, of Dawson's Creek, will be up the creek if she can't avoid movies like this. And so will you if you see it.

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  • 63

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    A moody, effective thriller for about 80 percent of the way, and then our hands close on air. If you walk out before the ending, you'll think it's better than it is.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Bruce Fretts

    Sometimes, typecasting works: Holmes and Bratt settle comfortably into their roles, and the movie proves a competently made, mildly diverting collegiate thriller -- at least until its all-too-predictable ''twist'' ending.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Mark Caro

    The biggest surprise may be what the filmmaker doesn't show; he withholds a big dramatic payoff, so the audience must fill in the blanks.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Not for kids 16 and under

It really is almost impressive how bad this is.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie shows a girl's decision to lose her virginity and her unrealistic expectations about the relationship. There are overheard sounds of a couple having sex. Characters casually drink and use drugs. One intoxicated character is so happy that she says she wishes she could always feel so "connected." Another character struggles with alcoholism.

  • Families can talk about the jealousy some characters feel. What are "problem people?" Do they choose to be (or not be) "problem people?" What does the title refer to? What do you think about the job interview scene? If you were asked to solve a problem in an interview, how would you respond? What were the students? concerns about "selling out?"

What to watch for
  • violence false3

    Violence: Dead body Jump-out-at-you surprises, suspense

  • sex false3

    Sex: Sexual references and situations

  • language false3

    Language: Just enough to avoid an R rating

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: College-age kids use drugs and drink; character is an alcoholic

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