Electrick Children
Electrick Children (2013)

In the debut feature from director Rebecca Thomas, ELECTRICK CHILDREN, Julia Garner (MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE, WE ARE WHAT WE ARE, SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR) plays Rachel, a rambunctious teenager from a fundamentalist Morman family in… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: March 8, 2013
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Critic Score: 86% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A strong directorial debut for Rebecca Thomas, Electrick Children also features an outstanding performance from Julia Garner as a wild teenager from a conservative family.

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.

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Ted Scheinman
Village Voice

Thomas has an aversion to the easy resolution-she knows precisely which mysteries to keep dangling.

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Margot Harrison
Seven Days

The film doesn't treat the ultra-religious like aliens or scolds, nor does it demonize those who prefer sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll.

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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.

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Keith Phipps
Time Out New York

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.

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Jessica Kiang
The Playlist

Good as it is, with a catchy high concept and hip indie sensibility, it could have been so much better. Culkin, Aiken and Garner, however, can count the film as an unmitigated triumph.

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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.

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Justin Lowe
Hollywood Reporter

You needn't be a true believer to appreciate Rebecca Thomas's indie feature rooted in a traditional Mormon community.

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Chuck Bowen
Slant Magazine

Rebecca Thomas's debut feature is a sensible and humane exploration of youthful curiosity.

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Flixster Audience Score: 70% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
Interesting. Could have done without the immaculate conception (please! It was probably her step father!), but this was nicely filmed and acted. The Amish… More
Matthew Samuel Mirliani
It bores in some parts, and it's very strange--in fact one of the weirdest films to come out in recent memory. But overall it is enjoyable and quite… More
Spencer S.
This warped tale follows the plight of a Mormon girl looking for the chance to be free in a world that limits her by her upbringing, gender, and religion. After… More
Kevin Mozulay
A fantastic indie movie, wonderfully executed. Loved the script.
Melvin White
"A movie about miracles..." Electrick Children is a bizarre, but altogether really well made film. The story is original and is something you… More
The Movie Waffler
Like a companion piece to "Martha Marcy May Marlene", Thomas' movie similarly deals with a teenage girl escaping a religious community. It's… More