Metacritic Movie Ratings
The Perks of Being a Wallflower Reviews

4.0

67

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

    Entertainment WeeklyOwen Gleiberman

    The movie is tough-minded: It zeroes in on Patrick's anger at dating a closeted football star, and it doesn't let Charlie off the hook for his cruelty or self-pity.

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  • 88

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-TimesRoger Ebert

    It offers the rare pleasure of an author directing his own book, and doing it well. No one who loves the book will complain about the movie, and especially not about its near-ideal casting.

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  • 63

    out of 100

    USA TodayClaudia Puig

    While there are humorous and poignant moments, this angst-filled story of tender kisses, awkward dances, friends drifting apart, kindly English teachers, unrequited crushes and drug-addled partying has a nagging sense of deja vu.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter

    A heartfelt but rather generic coming-of-age dramedy.

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