The Miseducation of Cameron Post Reviews

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September 6, 2018
The Miseducation of Cameron Post aspires to be a lot of things but the script lets it down.
August 17, 2018
While Moretz gives a quiet performance, and Sasha Lane does strong work, the movie itself has no fire, no energy.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
November 3, 2018
As much as it sparks elsewhere, its central journey remains a frustrating missed opportunity.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
October 29, 2018
Cliche-ridden and strangely aloof, Miseducation elicited little in the way of an emotional response from me beyond frustration.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 8, 2018
Despite its agenda, The Miseducation of Cameron Post does feel inconsequential. There are characters that are underused or don't have as much impact as they could, and an overall sense that their arcs aren't quite as developed as they could be.
October 8, 2018
This is undeniably Cameron Post's story, but as silent horrors befall other characters, I couldn't help wish the film was longer than its brisk 90 minute runtime in order to properly explore the emotional trauma more thoroughly.
April 24, 2018
If the film took the time to build Cameron's stakes-a college scholarship, her desire to compete and win-her "miseducation" would have entailed a greater sense of emotional suspense at the prospect of valuable time lost.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
August 3, 2018
But the pervading problem of the movie is that it takes so much of this for granted-all the fraught, interpersonal weirdness between characters, or between the characters and the people who sent them here.
August 13, 2018
Moretz is fine in the role, but the movie never really takes off. The agenda of the movie does come with good intentions, but the characters are underdeveloped and feel like caricatures.
Full Review | Original Score: C
January 26, 2018
The people in this story are flesh-and-blood examples of a tragic emotional Stockholm Syndrome that should not be. I just wish the story did more with them.
August 1, 2018
ChloŽ Grace Moretz plays Cameron with such tasteful reserve, all blank stares and slightly agape mouth in the face of the most ardent down-is-up doctrine.
January 24, 2018
Cameron starts humming "What's Going On" and within minutes is standing on the table singing it loud and proud. There's an inherent energy in that scene that often feels missing from the rest of the picture.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
August 8, 2018
This is essentially a movie about teenagers stuck in an overly strict summer camp, and watching youths quietly whiling away the hours in a detention center is not exactly scintillating conflict.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 3, 2018
The film's refusal to produce a campy critique feels more like the product of lack of imagination than a purposeful repudiation.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
August 6, 2018
A handsomely retrofitted after-school movie.
August 3, 2018
Akhavan takes a restrained approach to chronicling Cameron's journey and Moretz is never up to the task of conveying any sense of inner struggle. The character is too static and feels too sure of herself for the movie to deliver the gut punch it should.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 30, 2018
The action is schematic and the characters are thinly sketched.
September 16, 2018
A film that, independently of anything else it gets right or wrong, is at least slightly dismal as an aesthetic object.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
August 1, 2018
What a shame that this well-meaning and timely look at the absurdity of gay conversion camps - it won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance this year - lacks the teeth to make its points stick.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 16, 2018
A timid drama with a passive voice that doesn't align with the importance of its subject matter.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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