Igby Goes Down
Igby Goes Down (2002)

Meet Igby Slocumb. He's an angry, rebellious and sarcastic seventeen-year-old at war with the stifling world of "old money" privilege into which he was born. Igby's life and family seem one way on the surface, but he's… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: February 4, 2003
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Critic Score: 76% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: In the vein of The Catcher in the Rye, Igby Goes Down is scathingly witty and sharply observant.

Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

In its own floundering way, it gets to you. Just like Igby.

Daphne Gordon
Toronto Star

Holden Caulfield did it better.

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Anton Bitel
Daily Info

so many of the characters are so soulless, making it difficult to see past their sarcastic, brash exteriors... So when all the iciness melts away, the sentimentality which replaces it seems unconvincingly pat.

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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

The film makes a fatal mistake: It asks us to care about a young man whose only apparent virtue is that he is not quite as unpleasant as some of the people in his life.

Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

Good actors have a radar for juicy roles -- there's a plethora of characters in this picture, and not one of them is flat.

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Kelly Kessler
Common Sense Media

Dark, depressing story that's for adults only.

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Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic

In all, Steers has insured that this teenage film will be recognizable to teenagers but not limited to them.

Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

Wickedly funny, jarringly transgressive, obdurately unpigeonholeable and startlingly moving.

Michael Dequina

Consistently unusual, unpredictable and uproarious viewing.

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Flixster Audience Score: 80% Flixster User Reviews
Spencer S.
An indie film from writer and director Burr Steers, this film follows the disenchanted life of a teenager in the world of the socially elite in his quest to… More
Conner Rainwater
This is almost too perfect of an origin story for Sean and Patrick Bateman. Kieran Culkin and Ryan Phillippe were both ruthless in their own way. I think… More
Cast: Kieran Culkin, Susan Sarandon, Jeff Goldblum, Claire Danes, Ryan Phillippe, Bill Pullman, Amanda Peet, Jared Harris, Rory Culkin Director: Burr Steers… More
Anthony Lawrie
Quirky. A good turn by Goldblum & Culkin.
Chris Weber
This represents something of a dry run for an updated Catcher in the Rye. It's a biting and caustic dark dramedy about Igby Slocumb- a rich and sardonic… More
Coxxie Mild Sauce
well i saw about 15 minutes and it looks ok but Kieran, like his brother Macacakaulay however u spell it, is not a great actor.