Tanner Hall
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As Fernanda (Rooney Mara) enters her senior year at Tanner Hall-a sheltered boarding school in New England-she's faced with unexpected changes in her group of friends when a childhood acquaintance, the charismatic yet manipulative trouble-maker Victoria (Georgia King), appears. Shy and studious, Fernanda is usually the voice of reason among her friends-adventurous and sexy Kate (Brie Larsen) and tomboy Lucasta (Amy Ferguson)-but when she begins a complicated friendship with Gio (Tom Everett Scott), an older family friend, she decides it's finally time to take some risks. Jealous of… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 12%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Codirectors Francesca Gregorini and Tatiana von Furstenberg work up some believable, easygoing rapport between the young actresses, but since the story line is hackneyed, it's rapport in a vacuum."
‑ Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
"The performances aren't bad, but the film quickly collapses into an incoherent, tonally inconsistent muddle with no narrative momentum."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"A cinematic cocktail blended from the contents of a suburban medicine cabinet, "Tanner Hall" is a girls-boarding-school movie that could bring up the bile in more than a few throats."
‑ Cole Smithey, ColeSmithey.com
"has its charms but it's mostly full of sound and fury, signifying nothing"
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
"The story is involving but the character are types rather than authentic individuals."
‑ Harvey S. Karten, Compuserve
"Rarely rises above the generic, though its atmosphere of coddled young people indulging themselves in opulent surroundings is palpably authentic."
‑ Andy Webster, New York Times
"Allows room for a lot of thinking about other things - its cast most notably, since watching their struggle to move beyond the mundane is painful."
‑ Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times
"Entertaining but sometimes sophomoric coming-of-age drama about a gaggle of nice and not-so-nice rich girls at a boarding school, boasting star Rooney Mara before her Social Network/Dragon Tattoo coups."
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
"A derivative and unappealing drama about four girls at a boarding school."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"A misshapen beast of a film, Tanner Hall isn't so much kaleidoscopic, episodic drama as underdeveloped, perfunctory multi-character mash-up."
‑ Andrew Schenker, Slant Magazine
"Ultimately not even the gifted Mara can keep the film from feeling like a gauzy portrait of privilege."
‑ Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
"There are some dedicated performances, but this unfocused drama adds nothing new to the girls' boarding school film curriculum."
‑ Michael Rechtshaffen, Hollywood Reporter
"Uneven coming-of-age drama features sex, drugs, adultery."
‑ Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
"There is an empathy in Tanner Hall that overcomes its familiar trappings and iffy low-budget scope."
‑ Dustin Putman, DustinPutman.com
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