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The Kids Grow Up Review

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

  • 4.0
    61

    out of 100

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

  • 50

    out of 100

    Variety

    Obsession, compulsion and fear are all part of The Kids Grow Up, which is occasionally a less-than-pleasant reminder of the goofy way we can act even while we think we're being sane.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Frank Scheck

    How much of this you'll find enlightening and how much simply creepy will depend on your tolerance for cinematic navel-gazing.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    Los Angeles Times

    Block wears his neuroses so guilelessly on his sleeve and organizes his material with such skill, that what might have been insufferable navel-gazing attains poignancy.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    Village Voice

    Seemingly modest but stealthily ambitious, Block's feature-length home movies have a way of spiraling outward just as he's drilling inward, of becoming profoundly universal when most nakedly personal. And despite their candor, the Blocks are less exhibitionistic than welcoming. They make for very dear company.

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  • 90

    out of 100

    The New York Times A.O. Scott

    You are not Doug Block, of course. Except to the extent - measured by the depth of your absorption in this remarkable film - that you are.

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