The Perks of Being a Wallflower
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)

Based on the best-selling novel by Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a modern classic that captures the dizzying highs and crushing lows of growing up. Starring Logan Lerman, Emma Watson and Ezra Miller, The Perks of Being… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: September 21, 2012
DVD Release Date: February 12, 2013
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Critic Score: 86% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a heartfelt and sincere adaptation that's bolstered by strong lead performances.

Ian Buckwalter
The Atlantic

Perks seems like the work of a much more experienced director, maintaining fidelity to the source material without sacrificing any cinematic qualities, triggering genuine sentimentality and nostalgia through interaction between sound and image.

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Guy Lodge
Time Out

Watson holds her own with a character more annoying on paper than in reality, but it's the boys who most impress ...

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Pablo Villaša
Cinema em Cena

It understands how adolescence is a period of anxieties provoked by prosaic desires. [Full review in Portuguese.]

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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Sensitive teens and their older kin who pine for the '90s may want to take it for a spin on the dance floor.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

It's an earnest indie about a troubled teen, Charlie (Logan Lerman), and his various troubled confederates -- but it does demonstrate that Watson can stand on her own.

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J. Olson

What it gets right is so right that the occasional clunky piece of dialogue or the slip of an accent isn't enough to derail a lovely piece of cinema.

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John Anderson

Regardless of the viewer's proximity to his or her own high school experience, "Perks" seems to get it right, precisely because it's not about a specific time or place.

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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald

High school can be hell, but Stephen Chbosky's engaging new film argues that anyone can get by with a little help from their friends.

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James Luxford
The National (UAE)

Satisfying enough to delight younger audience members, and maybe win over a few older ones, too.

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Flixster Audience Score: 89% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
While a toast to those surviving not-fitting-in while in high school and to nerds everywhere, this is at heart basically a message film warning about what it is… More
Cynthia S.
Loved the cast in this movie. Loved the music in this movie. Loved the feel of this movie. Let's face it!! I just LOVED this movie!! ;)
Jens S.
Dealing with the problems of approaching adulthood in high school, friendship, love and a whole bunch of themes more could make for a horribly dry or… More
Alex roy
The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a terrific and highly entertaining drama film with a great cast. I've seen plenty of dramas in the past year or so, but… More
Film Crazy
A beautifully sad yet brilliant masterpiece. I might have preferred a little more depth to my characters rather than simply scratching the surface. But… More
Daniel Mumby
In my review of Westworld two years ago, I spoke about the perils of novelists turning their hand to filmmaking. I argued that since "novelists are so… More