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Flower Reviews

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December 21, 2018
Mixes teenage angst with bouts of dark comedy that takes inherently risky material and nearly destroys it with utter implausibility.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 26, 2018
Bin it in the same place you put your bouquet from Valentine's Day.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
August 21, 2018
It's a mediocre film that loses its way about halfway through and never regains its footing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
August 14, 2018
The seeds of something beautiful are present, but "Flower" never seems to blossom into anything worthwhile.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
July 19, 2018
The writers tried to combine Diablo Cody and Larry Clark in to one twisted freak of a film, and man does it suck.
April 26, 2018
Flower is indeed, smart, clever, and knowing - it's also ultimately vacuous, superficial, and self-absorbed. In that way, there's no distance between it and its protagonist at all.
Full Review | Original Score: 50/100
April 6, 2018
Max Winkler is aiming for a mix of teen angst and dark comedy I can admire. But since Flower can't decide whether it would rather be more honest and relatable or delicious and dark, it's really not enough of either.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 5, 2018
Flower depicts the idea of what sexual empowerment for a teenage girl looks and feels like from the perspective of three dudes.
March 27, 2018
Here's a movie that might have worked with a female director and writer. Instead, it's a sad excuse for something contrived to creep you out.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
March 23, 2018
Everyone here is simply a mismanaged thing to be moved around an isn't-that-shocking storyboard as needed. It's a shame, as Deutch shows real commitment to a role that demands the exact opposite ...
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
March 23, 2018
There isn't a single kernel of emotional truth to be found in "Flower," a lamentable dark comedy that treats subjects such as teen suicide, pedophilia and drug use with the nuance of a jackhammer.
Full Review | Original Score: F
March 23, 2018
Yes, people act out when they're unhappy. Usually, however, their efforts are not reduced to pop-psychological pablum like this.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
March 22, 2018
The protagonist of Flower takes some warming up to, and even then, we're never entirely on her side.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 22, 2018
Even leading up to the strange twist, Flower doesn't know what to make of itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 22, 2018
As a starring vehicle for [Zoey] Deutch, Flower is an aromatic concoction, but as a thorny coming-of-age story the film's buds wither on the vine.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 22, 2018
The actors are all doing their best to give emotional coherence to a messy script that swerves all over the place in terms of logic and motivation, but they're fighting an impossible battle.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 22, 2018
It feels like the work of indie filmmakers weaned on Todd Solondz movies, adopting all of the ugliness but none of the insight, without even shock value to show for it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 22, 2018
It's gritty, vulgar, depraved, often hilarious, and periodically charming. But its shock-jock approach to sensitive subjects like child molestation wind up feeling hollow and exploitative.
March 21, 2018
It's hard to see the point of it all.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
March 21, 2018
Its performances are fine - Deutch is sassy and vivacious and Hahn a reliable hot mess - but Flower never manages to justify its puerile premise.
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