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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 62%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"At no point did I feel bored or condescended to, and even though the ending may be overwrought, it had me gripping my chair."
‑ Reyhan Harmanci, San Francisco Chronicle
"The offbeat Lymelife is so clearly leeching off other suburban-dysfunction films that it could have been titled The Lice Storm."
‑ Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"Lymelife captures the look and feel of a very specific era in American life."
‑ Beth Accomando,
"[A] fine chronicle of disaffection, dissolution and lust on Long Island in the 1970s."
‑ S.T. VanAirsdale, Movieline
"Though not particularly original, Lymelife is well acted and smart, and the Martini brothers' work is worth following."
‑ Alissa Wilkinson, Paste Magazine
"Solid, but forgettable."
‑ Stephen Garrett, Time Out
"Even in its darkest moments there are flashes of warm comedy and gentle farce that lend the story considerable credibility and charm."
‑ Greg Quill, Toronto Star
"Shaky in spots, but rewarding overall."
‑ Edward Johnson-Ott, NUVO Newsweekly
"Culkin and Roberts hit the right balance of savviness and clumsiness as teenagers who are smart enough to see what their parents try to conceal."
‑ David D'Arcy, Screen International
"Martini coasts on ambience and good song choices (some associated with the films of his executive producer, Martin Scorsese) and rallies with a refreshingly ambiguous ending."
‑ Ben Kenigsberg, Time Out Chicago
"Another film that looks back at late seventies' suburbia with a mixture of tenderness and condescension."
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"Overall the film feels like The Ice Storm or American Beauty on training wheels, but Martini's next efforts could be well worth watching."
‑ Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"The rest of the cast is splendid, including Alec Baldwin, a long way from the network executive on the TV sitcom 30 Rock."
‑ Lee Grant, San Diego Union-Tribune
"A slight feeling of déjà vu pervades its depiction of unhappy families. But it has a tender heart, and the imprimatur of Martin Scorsese as executive producer."
‑ Anthony Quinn, Independent
"Tthe third-act plot developments telegraph themselves well in advance."
‑ Derek Armstrong, TV Guide's Movie Guide
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