Fall. Get back up.

Oscar-nominated actor Jonah Hill's (The Wolf of Wall Street) feature-writing and directing debut tells the story of a kid going up in mid-90s L.A..... More

Thirteen-year-old Stevie (Sunny Suljic, The House With a Clock in Its Walls) spends his summer navigating between his troubled home life and a group of new friends that he meets at a Motor Avenue skate shop.Hide

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BY Barny superstar

It took me most of the 1st act to decide whether I was all in with Mid90s.
Initially the 'mumble-core' dialogue and whole 'outcast-kids-skate-and-talk-trash' made this feel at first, like a Larry Clarke film (minus the half nekked sweaty teenagers everywhere) I'm really glad I stuck with it though, As the characters and story grew on me tremendously. One of the best "boy from dysfunctional home finds friends and way in the world' movies I've seen. The music direction was rather busy early... More on and did get in the way of the dialogue but eventually everything in this film set and started to rise. Trent Reznor really can score the shiz out of a scene too ...you'll hear it when it happens.
Jonah Hill will possibly catch same flack for how the characters talk. But that's life and that's how it was coming up in the world from troubled backgrounds. I hope nobody tries to cancel Jonah ....I wish some people would stop going to movies.
Overall a good Saturday afternoon film - and recalled memories of watching VHS skatebording videos back in the days of flannel and Fugazi.
The 'callout' culture will have a tough time with it though.Hide

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The Press Reviews

  • A gem that feels simultaneously informed by its author's adolescence and the product of a serious artist's observational distance. Full Review

  • Mid90s is a scrappy triumph, with heart, soul and a boundless sense of adolescent energy. Full Review

  • A slice of street life made up of skittery moments that achieve a bone-deep reality. Full Review

  • It longs to be received as an impeccable found artifact of its chosen decade, but also as a sly, knowing synthesis of its many obvious influences. Full Review

  • It's a movie about making choices in tough circumstances, and for the most part Hill makes pretty good ones. Full Review

  • Jonah Hill's directorial debut, from a script he wrote himself, rewinds back to Clinton-era L.A., where a young kid gets an education in sex, drugs and skaterat culture. The result feels rough-hewn, hands-on and totally irresistible. Full Review

  • Hill is content to coast like Stevie toward a pink-hued horizon, hoping the pavement isn't too bumpy. The movie is nostalgia, pure and simple, unfettered by examination. Full Review

  • Snappy direction and a heady sense of nostalgia can’t hide a frustratingly flat coming-of-age tale that shows an actor struggling to find anything of interest to say. Full Review

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