Metacritic Movie Ratings
Adventureland Reviews

4.0

76

out of 100

Metascore®
Generally favorable reviews
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 100

    out of 100

    Chicago TribuneMichael Phillips

    A sweet, sharp coming-of-age romance, Adventureland is a little warmer, a little funnier and a lot more truthful than the last 20 or 30 of its ilk. Especially its Hollywood ilk.

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  • 91

    out of 100

    Entertainment WeeklyOwen Gleiberman

    For nostalgia junkies, it's one from the heart.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter

    With a keen affection for his own formative years, filmmaker Greg Mottola has crafted a funny and spunky amusement

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  • 63

    out of 100

    USA TodayClaudia Puig

    Mottola, who wrote and directed 1996's "The Daytrippers," crafts smart, witty dialogue. But the movie suffers in tone. While much of the story feels like a brainier John Hughes comedy, it veers into more dramatic terrain and loses focus.

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  • 60

    out of 100

    Wall Street JournalJoe Morgenstern

    There's no shortage of felicitous lines or interesting performances, yet the movie, like the amusement park of its title, feels constructed from familiar parts.

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