Backwards
Backwards (2012)

Abigail Brooks (Thomas) has spent her lifetime trying to win an Olympic rowing medal, sacrificing friendship, love, and a "normal life" along the way. When she is named an alternate on the Olympic team she quits in haste.… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: December 11, 2012
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Critic Score: 28% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Joe Leydon
Variety

Passably pleasant but thoroughly predictable.

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Mark Feeney
Boston Globe

The neatness of the plotting becomes almost comical after a while. Construction is one thing; contrivance is another.

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Molly Eichel
Philadelphia Daily News

Backwards" is obvious at times, but what makes it stand out are the details that Thomas imbues in her character.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

A movie whose main virtue was its honesty ultimately lands in a place that feels canned and unsatisfying. But on the way there, Backwards isn't so bad.

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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times

Although this modest indie may not make a huge splash, it just might inspire some hearty younger viewers - especially women - to grab a set of oars and find their bliss.

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Brian Miller
Seattle Weekly

Corny and predictable, sure, but Backwards will appeal to a few junior oarswomen around Seattle.

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Stephanie Merry
Washington Post

The biggest problem ... is the characters who populate the film. For the most part, they're one-dimensional caricatures.

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Sara Stewart
New York Post

Hickernell soft-pedals the material into a blandly feel-good dramedy.

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Jake Mulligan
Boston Phoenix

Even James Van Der Beek, so natural as a high school athletic director that you can't help but wonder if he's actually spent time in that job, can't save this film from drowning.

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Flixster Audience Score: 54% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
Nice enough movie. Nothing too exciting...