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Charlie Bartlett Review

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3.5

Dave White Profile

… cute first, satirical second. Read full review

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

  • 3.0
    54

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Mixed or average reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 58

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    Robert Downey Jr. is an uncomfortable sight as the school's hard-drinking, overstressed principal.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    The film functions as a high-wire act that can leave you giddy with laughter.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia Puig

    A refreshingly entertaining character study that refuses to dumb down its youthful cast or bury their concerns in service of a catchy soundtrack.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    ReelViews James Berardinelli

    I would classify Charlie Bartlett as a smart teen film. It's more ambitious and overall more successful than its '80s forebears even though the resemblance is unmistakable.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Kirk Honeycutt

    Yelchin delivers one of those performances that pop eyes... It's a breakthrough role.

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