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Nobody Walks Review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

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

  • 3.0
    51

    out of 100

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

  • 50

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    Proves to be unsatisfactory because it establishes a well-defined group of characters and shows them disrupted by the careless behavior of a tiresome young woman and two adults who allow themselves to be motivated in one way or another by her infectious libido.

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  • 58

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    Russo-Young studies the strange species of affluent Angelenus erectus under a microscope that distorts every character into unbelievability.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Iffy for 16+

Interesting but unsatisfying film about infidelity.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Nobody Walks is an interesting but lackluster drama (co-written by Girls' Lena Dunham) that has some mature themes, including infidelity. A teenage character flirts with a much older man and is uncomfortably objectified and verbally attacked by another. There's kissing/snuggling and a scene in which underwear is removed, but no nudity. Language includes liberal use of strong words like "bitch," "s--t," and "f--k"), and adults are shown smoking pot at a party where their kids are also guests.

  • Families can talk about how Nobody Walks depicts marriage. Does it seem authentic? What challenges are presented? Why do you think Julie and Peter drift apart?
  • What do you think the movie's message is? Who is it targeted at?
  • Would you consider the characters role models? Why or why not?

The good stuff
  • message true2

    Messages: Couples make big mistakes but try their best to make it right. Open communication works.

  • rolemodels true1

    Role models: Julie and Peter care about each other, but they have a hard time communicating their dissatisfaction.

What to watch for
  • violence false1

    Violence: A grown man screams expletives at his teenage student. Another man throws a bicycle into a pool out of rage.

  • sex false3

    Sex: A couple kisses and snuggles in bed. A married man has sex with a woman who's not his wife. He's shown removing her underwear, and she wraps around his waist. A grown man flirts with his teenage tutoree, then unleashes venom when she finally tells him that she finds him abhorrent.

  • language false4

    Language: Everything from "f--k" and "s--t" to "ass," "bitch," and "bull."

  • consumerism false1

    Consumerism: A glimpse of a Coke can.

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Adults smoke pot and drink at a party, while their teenage kids are in the same place. Social drinking.

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