Submarine It would be hard to think of a director who's absorbed Wes Anderson's irony-under-glass aesthetic as slavishly as Richard Ayoade, who made this coyly monotonous… Submarine It would be hard to think of a director who's absorbed Wes Anderson's irony-under-glass aesthetic as slavishly as Richard Ayoade, who made this coyly monotonous… 2011-06-03 R PT97M Paddy Considine Sally Hawkins Craig Roberts The Weinstein Company
Movie Review

Submarine (2011)

MPAA Rating: R
FITTING IN Craig Roberts in Submarine
FITTING IN Craig Roberts in Submarine
EW's GRADE
C

Details Release Date: Jun 03, 2011; Rated: R; Length: 97 Minutes; With: Paddy Considine, Sally Hawkins and Craig Roberts; Distributor: The Weinstein Company

It would be hard to think of a director who's absorbed Wes Anderson's irony-under-glass aesthetic as slavishly as Richard Ayoade, who made this coyly monotonous Welsh coming-of-age confection. It's about Oliver (Craig Roberts), a teenager who never takes off his duffle coat or changes his owlish expression. He dates a classmate, but mostly he tries to keep his mum (Sally Hawkins) from falling for a mulleted mystic (Paddy Considine). The film is so self-conscious it seems to be dictating your every reaction. C

Originally posted May 27, 2011 Published in issue #1157-1158 Jun 03, 2011 Order article reprints
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