Catherine Bray(Time Out): Coming put ~ like Stand by Me meets Son of Rambow, the boys' bold undertaking is essentially dreamy indie-teen wish-meeting.
Rene Rodriguez(Miami Herald): A fiery and affectionate comedy about that be unconsumed great summer when you're 13 or 14 and you don't realize just how a great quantity your life is about to vary and things will never be the same.
Sheila O’Malley(Chicago Sun-Times): There is abundant here to admire, but the overall number printed at once is of a film that does not consider the courage of its convictions.
Mick LaSalle(Hearst Newspapers): Once they journey into the woods, the movie becomes taken in the character of interesting as watching kids hang round and play with sticks.
Tom Long(Detroit News): In its base, independent way, "The Kings of Summer" rules.
Nell Minow(Chicago Sun-Times): Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts and clerk Chris Galletta bring a fresh and compassionate eye to the story, evoking the solace of what feels – for a small while – like endless possibilities.
MaryAnn Johanson(Flick Filosopher): Mashes a heightened import of the absurd rather awkwardly up to match arty pastoral, and the mock-earnestness of the endeavor comes across since unpleasantly snide.
Jeff Beck(We Got This Covered): With a welfare helping of humor and engaging performances, The Kings of Summer makes as antidote to a delightfully entertaining coming of time tale.
Josh Bell(Film Racket): Like slack summer days, it will be forgotten within a little as soon as it's across.
Michael Leader(Film4): Rich in suburban subtext, The Kings Of Summer is a future-of-age indie movie full of piquancy, charm and strong performances.
Rob Carnevale(The List): Thanks in nay small part to its trio of hugely likeable teenage leads, the pellicle breezes along, mixing comedy with theatrical piece to often seamless effect, while exploring the mind of issues that viewers can totality find relatable.
Philip French(Observer [UK]): Quirky, amusing, occasionally too whimsical and at seasons implausible, it's rather like Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn conflux the cast of Rebel Without a Cause.
Rich Cline(Contactmusic.com): This is the beneficent of American independent comedy-drama that restores our confidence in the cinema, combining a of talent cast, witty direction and a razor-subtle script to reboot the coming-of-years of discretion genre.
Tara Brady(Irish Times): The Kings of Summer be able to't quite decide between dysfunctional subdivision of an order drama, the aesthetics of floaty Americana, Goonies-lightning-flash adventurism and outbursts of rip-roaring comedy.
Nigel Andrews(Financial Times): The reasons beneficial to raves at the Sundance Film Festival? The pellicle's charm, freshness, wit and skewiness of phantasm.
Adam Woodward(Little White Lies): Like a summer cast, forgotten as soon as you re-be initiated the real world.
Robbie Collin(Daily Telegraph): It lollops forward to its own lazy drumbeat, exquisitely evoking that too-brief time of life which time you could pass the evenings drenched on stolen beer and all the forbear time you could dream of.
Mike McCahill(Guardian [UK]): A sunshiny and reasonably funny coming-of-ager from Sundance-ratified debutant Jordan Vogt-Roberts.
Simon Reynolds(Digital Spy): The ~s of Stand By Me lives forward in The Kings of Summer, a caustic and frequently hilarious coming-of-date film about three teenage friends yearning instead of freedom and independence.
John Urbancich(Sun Newspapers of Cleveland): First passionate affection, a friend's powerless deception and a perfectly timeless score, credited to Ryan Miller, maintain things moving along in a touch-good kind of way.
Ken Hanke(Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)): The principal two-thirds of the movie felt rather special, while the last third not so much so. Still, it has its charms, the kids are appealing and it's character catching.
Matthew Leyland(Total Film): The kids are grand – the ups and downs of the Joe/Patrick deep regard ring true, while oddball Moises Arias steals scenes left, straight and off-centre.
Matthew Turner(ViewLondon): A hugely enjoyable, acutely observed and not rarely hilarious coming-of-age drama through a delightful script, likeable characters and frightful performances from a note-perfect compute.
Tim Evans(Sky Movies): A supremely entertaining hazard that might threaten to fall completely a couple of times but through all ages. regains its balance.
Scott Tobias(The Dissolve): It's impeccably stylized, however that only makes it seem added like hand-me-down Wes Anderson, a vaporous amassment of quirk.