Veronica Mars
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 78%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The film is an obvious labor of love for all concerned, and the good times are infectious."
‑ Bruce Diones, New Yorker
"This isn't just a nostalgia trip. Almost a decade has passed, and the characters aren't just older, they've changed in recognizable and gratifying ways."
‑ Esther Breger, The New Republic
"Despite its middle-class magnolia feel in one respect, it has some sharp lines, twists and turns, revived characters, a neat score and good jokes about Warner Bros' stalwart Clint Eastwood."
‑ Graham Young, Birmingham Mail
"It's hard to say how "Veronica Mars" will play to the uninitiated, but it's everything a fan could want."
‑ Greg Maki, Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
"Such an appealing heroine makes it easy for anyone, existing fan or not, to be entertained by this yarn."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"The uninitiated may not go for the all-too-convenient crime solving, melodramatic love triangle, and playful banter, but cultists will find all the show's pleasures intact."
‑ Brianna Wellen, Chicago Reader
"Somehow, miraculously, the Veronica Mars movie is definitely not bad. It's pretty damn good, actually."
‑ Margaret Lyons, New York Magazine/Vulture
"A return to the admired television series is equal parts fun and frustrating."
‑ Wesley Lovell, Cinema Sight
"A film like this always raises the question of whether newcomers can enjoy it, as they are unarmed with an understanding of the characters' histories and all the references that are surely contained within the screenplay. In this case, the answer is yes."
‑ Mike McGranaghan, Aisle Seat
"Bell slips back into her Veronica character with ease, and while newbies to the franchise might wonder what the fuss was all about, the "Marshmallows" are happy."
‑ Lori Hoffman, Atlantic City Weekly
"Veronica herself is such a breath of fresh air as a strong female character: smart, secure, resourceful, loyal, funny and not the slightest bit chickish."
‑ Christy Lemire,
"Right now, the question is how did Veronica Mars turn out as a movie? It's a mixed bag. Too much time wasted on a whodunit that's more like a who-cares. No matter. Mars fans will have a blast."
‑ Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"It's not much of a movie, but it's a mostly good time with old friends."
‑ Scott Mendelson, Forbes
"The Veronica Mars movie is sure to delight the legions of fans of the show, while also acting as a satisfying mystery for those who are just meeting these characters for the first time."
‑ Jeff Beck,
"I've never seen the show that spawned it, but it was still exactly what I was expecting. I am neither overwhelmed nor underwhelmed by it. I am whelmed."
‑ MaryAnn Johanson, Flick Filosopher
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