As You Are
As You Are (2017)

Set in the early 1990s, As You Are is the telling and retelling of a relationship between three teenagers as it traces the course of their friendship through a construction of disparate memories prompted by a police investigation.

Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: February 24, 2017
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Critic Score: 69% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Katie Walsh
Los Angeles Times

This lyrical and ethereal film mixes the stark style of a crime story into a love story, capturing the highs, lows and the deepest, darkest recesses of grungy, stoned teenage life

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Glenn Kenny
New York Times

Much of the movie, from its attempts to capture the confusing exhilaration of youthful experience to its predictable progressive character dynamics, is labored.

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Austin Trunick
Under the Radar

At more than 100 minutes, it feels an hour longer thanks to shots that linger far longer than they've served their purpose.

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Christy Lemire
RogerEbert.com

Joris-Peyrafitte shows confidence and talent beyond his years, with an artful eye for imagery and a truthful ear for dialogue.

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Ella Taylor
NPR

The setup is common enough, but though you can check off the usual ingredients in what follows - sex, drugs, a glance at Kurt Cobain - this is the furthest thing from a social-issue teen drama.

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Travis Hopson
Punch Drunk Critics

Plays at emotional authenticity on subjects such as bullying and repressed homosexuality, however its reliance on a cheap murder mystery plot reveals its true aims.

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A.A. Dowd
AV Club

Without any period-specific music to help establish a sense of time and place-a real cultural backdrop-even the setting remains a little fuzzy.

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Serena Donadoni
Village Voice

Captures the dreamy intimacy of those teenage relationships where boundaries between friendship and love prove porous.

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Henry Stewart
Slant Magazine

The film is, above all, a striking and affecting expression of the desire, repression, and violence.

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