Tanner Hall
Tanner Hall (2011)

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… More

Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: September 9, 2011
DVD Release Date: December 6, 2011
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Critic Score: 12% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

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.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

The performances aren't bad, but the film quickly collapses into an incoherent, tonally inconsistent muddle with no narrative momentum.

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Cole Smithey

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.

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Andy Webster
New York Times

Rarely rises above the generic, though its atmosphere of coddled young people indulging themselves in opulent surroundings is palpably authentic.

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Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles 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.

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David Noh
Film Journal International

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.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

Ultimately not even the gifted Mara can keep the film from feeling like a gauzy portrait of privilege.

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Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter

There are some dedicated performances, but this unfocused drama adds nothing new to the girls' boarding school film curriculum.

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Sandie Angulo Chen
Common Sense Media

Uneven coming-of-age drama features sex, drugs, adultery.

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Flixster Audience Score: 27% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
Mildly entertaining.
Walter M.
On the plus side, Victoria's(Georgia King) enrolling at a new boarding school allows her to put some distance between her and her mom and to be reunited… More
Nicki Marie
Okay movie, well cast. A little slower than I expected, actually pretty tame and lacking in punch. Amy Sedaris has only a small role and she's not funny… More
Doctor Strangeblog
Innocuous girls' school entry with the typical bad girl entering the dorm and becomes a negative influence. Amy Sedaris offers comic relief as a bossy… More
Cast: Rooney Mara, Georgia King, Brie Larson, Amy Ferguson, Amy Sedaris, Tom Everett Scott, Chris Kattan, Shawn Pyfrom, Annika Peterson Director: Francesca… More