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Movie Review Round-up: Submarine

For those of you in the areas where “Submarine” is playing and you’re on the fence about seeing it, perhaps these glowing reviews will help you decide whether or not view it. Here’s some of what the critics are saying:

“Ayoade has an evident gift for the kind of slightly offbeat comedy that’s about the differences between a character’s self-perception and the way the world sees him…It doesn’t all work and indeed doesn’t quite seem finished, but it’s an intriguing early-summer change of pace from a young director with loads of promise” —Andrew O’Hehir, Salon.com

“Submarine isn’t a perfect film, but it’s a terrific first one. Leaving the theater, you feel you’ve been taken in hand by a director of tremendous promise, and you can’t wait to see what he does next.”–Dana Stevens, Slate

“…[T]he real surprise here is in Craig Roberts’ and Yasmin Paige’s tender performances as Oliver and Jordana. They both sink their teeth so well into their roles that their romance and friendship remains quite palpable throughout…Refreshingly funny, poignant and wonderfully perceptive with razor-sharp wit. It’s the kind of rare coming-of-age film that’s well-acted and abundant in both style and substance.”–Avi Offer, NYC Movie Guru

The film has also gotten a 90% rating, and audiences have given it an 82%. Do you agree with the critics? Sound off in the comments section below.

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Monique Jones blogs about race and culture in entertainment, particularly movies and television. You can read her articles at Racialicious, and her new site, COLOR . You can also listen to her new podcast, What would Monique Say.

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