Based on 601 votes and 41 reviews
The plot was very interesting, and it brought the aspects of an older movie to a whole new audience. Although the plot was interesting, I couldn't help but laugh at some of the characters manenrisms and lingo. It was enjoyable...but it sure is dancing to a different beat.
Brutal. It was like a high school play... only, MORE pretentious (if that`s possible) and less real. I thought this movie stunk.
We REALLY enjoyed this show!
I thought it was an awesome movie. The best I`ve seen all summer, very intelligently made.
Interesting dialogue not ruined by bad acting. Plot is a little thin.
Its a snoozer all the way
Good movie, not great but some good characters.
Great acting in a very smart written film. I loved the atmosphere and the storytelling. See this movie!
It`s a challlening movie, using film noir techniques applied to a story set in a Southern California High School, but the film does pay off in a very off-beat and interesting way.
Inventive and engrossing. This is my favorite movie of 2006.
Cool neo-noir with rapid-fire barely intelligible dialogue. I enjoyed it but make sure you see it in a venue with good sound!
Best "Teen" movie i`ve seen in years! Very well shot and written.
I enjoyed the modern "film Noir" of this film nice style and good flow.
Extremely well written!
Classic noir mystery set in a high school world. Excellent story, and Joseph Gordon Levitt`s best performance yet.
For movie buffs (very artsy)
Yup a pretty good movie!!!
One of the best first features in recent years.
Not my cup of tea, but will rent it for hubby
We enjoyed this movie very much
Loved this independent film! Superbly written - the lingo these kids used was envious. I left the theatre wanting to speak like them.
not a very likely story - dull
I thought it was a great idea to modernize classic film noir and bring it to a whole new audience.
Well written, well acted, superbly directed.
Film noir meets Saved by the Bell. Awesome combination. Enjoyed it immensely.
I have to say that I was more than pleased to see a movie that was a "teen" movie that had some teeth. It was refreshing that it moved away from the types of movies one usually sees when teens are the subject matter. Very entertaining!
I could have used a brick dropped on my feet in order to keep myself from falling asleep.
A regular romance
it keeps you guessing and at the edge of your seat. Joseph levitt has a lot of talent and was a good choice for this movie. Recommend it for sure.
Twin Peaks intersecting Chinatown
One of the best and darkest teen flicks in a very long time. Great performances and lots of twists and turns. Check it out.
A very insightful story of growing up in high school. this movie has very colorfull characters.
old sytle...new look
At first i did not like it, but thinking about the movie after, began to like it more and more
This is an ok movie
A pretty Good Film with some Good production even for a Independent Film.I think Joseph levitt has a Good Future ahead of him and he should keep doing More Independent Films because it suits him. The direction of the movie was Thought Provoking but it worked.