Electrick Children 2012

Critics score:
86 / 100

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Stephen Holden, New York Times: "Electrick Children" is well acted and refreshingly nonjudgmental, but its narrative continuity is tenuous at best. Read more

Justin Lowe, Hollywood Reporter: You needn't be a true believer to appreciate Rebecca Thomas's indie feature rooted in a traditional Mormon community. Read more

Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times: Though unevenly told and at times too fanciful for its own good, "Electrick Children" marks an intriguing feature debut for its risk-taking writer-director, Rebecca Thomas. Read more

Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News: Thomas makes an assured debut as both writer and director, the gifted Culkin is excellent as always, and Garner finds lovely shades of nuance in Rachel's innocent faith. Read more

Tom Huddleston, Time Out: With its confidently sustained mood of adolescent unease and discovery, 'Electrick Children' almost achieves something special. Read more

Keith Phipps, Time Out: The best moments in filmmaker Rebecca Thomas's debut feature manage flashes of wide-eyed grace-that is, when the overly precious, half-formed story isn't undermining her understated direction and the work of a fine cast. Read more

Ted Scheinman, Village Voice: Thomas has an aversion to the easy resolution-she knows precisely which mysteries to keep dangling. Read more