Mid90s (2018) - Comedy, Drama

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Follows Stevie, a thirteen-year-old in 1990s-era Los Angeles who spends his summer navigating between his troubled home life and a group of new friends that he meets at a Motor Avenue skate shop.

IMDB: 7.4
Director: Jonah Hill
Stars: Sunny Suljic, Katherine Waterston
Length: 85 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 47 out of 242 found boring (19.42%)

One-line Reviews (107)

It's not particularly thrilling, but it is mildly entertaining, and is an alright movie overall.

Jonah Hill transports us back in time with this solid anochronistic coming of age drama/comedy.

" This movie seemed like it might be trying for some kind of lesson, but it ended up being a total waste of time.

A complete waste of time.

However, I find the pace really slow, and the plot is rather thin.

Entertaining- kids with heart .

I know this review may have sounded quite negative, but I really liked the movie and I'd highly recommend it and I look forward to watching it again soon and see if my opinions change.

I don't believe you need to have lived this life to enjoy and appreciate this film, this can be viewed as a great coming of age film.

It happens so abruptly and it goes back to this slow pace, and everyone is depressed.

There is no plot to speak of...

This is a movie you'd expect from someone with zero experience in film and tv, plotless and without any story.

It's hard to tell a coming of age story without cliches and mid90's certainly goes there and takes things pretty far in the name of make a directorial debut splash.

Very enjoyable film if you brought your big boy pants and can get through some of the foul language.

The plot is intentionally thin, with little reliance on easy answers and predictable characters.

Besides being a nostalgic trip back to Mr. Hill's and also my childhood this film serves as a great coming of age picture about fitting in...

They get to know each other, teach and learn from one another, become friends, play, party, get in and out of trouble together and it is served raw as reality while it is entertaining big time.

Enjoyable film, even if I wasn't into this stuff when I was a teenager in the 90's, I still appreciate the culture references and some of the music.

"some of the reactions of sunburn's brother were just straight up confusing.

Cliche'd and just straight lame.

Slow, boring and a total waste of time.

Jonah Hill a well respected actor for multiple films decided to switch rolls for this exciting thriller of a movie Mid90's, as the director and writer of this film.

Some other instances of dialogue between characters were very minimal and effortless or exaggeratedly simple to follow language that again the audience would find pretty entertaining, as conversations from some characters were very delirious (i.

Most of us who were teens who grew up in the 90's often forget how busy we were with living a mundane life with no social media nor internet.

The kids in this group are far more grown up, engaging in drinking, smoking, and even trespassing.

Unfortunately it's boring and predictable writing let it down in a major way.

So boring.

The actors are very natural and very engaging.

Foul mouth kids, skating around pretending they're tough but all they were was boring.

What a stunning and unquestionable TEN!

And even though, the movie is quite all over the place at the beginning, it is still enjoyable to watch.

It's a hangout movie of sorts, but Hill's original script imbues the story with plenty of drama and an engaging, surprising character arc for Stevie.

' It's an engaging cultural look at growing up in that era and place, and is loaded with the texture of sex, race, and drugs that permeated the skate scene of the time.

From the very raw and real screenplay to the incredible score by the great Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, to the overall messages throughout this film, Mid90s is as entertaining and funny as it is dramatic and eye-opening.

It's supposed to be a character study and a coming of age story.

The movie was so short, but really I felt quite bored halfway through and really lost interest in the characters.

Lives up to expectations, but in an unexpected way.

Mid90s: A coming of age drama set in 1990s Los Angeles which is far edgier and darker than is usual in this genre.

While Mid90s is certainly a decent directorial debut, Jonah Hill's intentions of bringing as much 90s nostalgia to the screen as possible, while on the other hand delivering a compelling drama, just didn't go together that well.

Great cast and a really convincing verite style contribute to a really enjoyable and engrossing come of age tale involving a lonely kid in LA - in the mid 1990s - befriending a bunch of stoner skaters.

The manner of speaking, clothing, technology, just general mannerisms, etc., are all spot-on and engaging for those who "lived it" (I was basically the same age as Stevie in that same period, so I could relate as well as anyone).

A pleasing and somewhat evocative debut .

To me this was a film about a bunch of idiots doing idiot things for essentially no reason, utterly lacking in plot, conflict, or anything else to make it engaging.

The latter is the thing that shines through, being the most enjoyable aspect and most prominent theme.

but towards the third act.. it's all yawns.

Most individual scenes also play out in rather entertaining ways.

Nonetheless, Mid90s is an emotionally engaging and visually captivating directorial debut.

Though a handful of scenes would've played out better had Hill chosen a slightly older actor to play the lead, his camera work is top notch and the film picks up steam along the way, resulting in a pleasing and somewhat evocative debut.

Boring .

This is such a fun, entertaining, real-life, eye-opening movie on so many levels!

Mid90s is a great coming of age story for alternative kids.

However if this movie is any indicator of your ability to write and direct, even with input from Scorsese, and heavily borrowing from other coming of age 90's movies, stick to what you're good at.

Slow, uneventful, no beginning middle or an end.

My childhood was kind of like the movie -- boring.

Save your money and watch random skate videos on YouTube.

Shot beautifully, the upcoming actors brought this alive through exciting energy

If you enjoy a good Indie-vibe coming of age movie or stories about children without too many moral lessons then go for it.

Seems like someone filmed random boring moments from the 90's :-( Hill needs to practice directing .


It's a tamer version of feeling an adrenaline rush.

The concept, a coming of age tale of someone growing up in the mid 90's, is a great idea for a movie.

Alot of nostalgic moments everything said you wont waste your time or your money on this film .

His mid90s, as writer/director, is one of the best coming of age story in recent memory.

An enjoyable coming of age film.

Stevie (Sonny Suljic) is a teen whose abusive home life drives him in the mid 90's to the streets of LA into the friendship of older eccentric skateboarders who introduce him to a liberated life, whose conversation is free association and whose experiences can, among many adventures, lead this young teen to make out with an older girl, more an emblem of coming of age than sensuality.

Even though the actors weren't so bad, I found the video at the very last scene the most entertaining actually, it was natural and had a realness to it that wasn't really captured in the rest of the film.

"Mid-90's" is the coming of age story about a 13 year old boy in Southern California, who discovers skateboarding and then slips in with 'the wrong crowd.

Taking the next big step in his impressive and building career, Hill has stepped behind the camera and in the writers chair to deliver his feature film debut, a likable, unique and nostalgic trip back to a time gone by with the coming of age skater-centric dramedy Mid90s.

There are a lot of laughs in the film but this is solidly in the drama/coming of age category.

Great character development, a coming of age film that is as real as it gets!

Literally a complete waste of time.

The story is a basic coming of age yarn about a kid from a broken household who yearns to fit in somewhere, and in his case that somewhere is a clique of vacant skaters who inhabit a downtown skate shop and basically do nothing of interest throughout the entire film.

It tries hard, but ultimately it "tries too hard", and the film slogs along like a cliche' tropefest.

It could have been so much more and I think it missed the mark It was slow, dragged on and the "magic" just wasn't there.

No plot, no ending, just a bunch of kids getting in trouble, that's not the mid 90's I knew.

The reason I bring this up is that while I was never a part of the skating crowd, I did find culture fascinating and even fun.

Just mind boggling.

Coming of age done well.

Worth watching.

This is a film worth watching for anyone.

While I feel that almost anyone could appreciate this film, the "coming of age" story that is presented.

No real plot or storyline, this movie is almost more of an attack on skateboarding culture and lifestyle.

Started off as the same old formulaic coming of age BS that covers the shelf in this genre.

Complete waste of time .

No plot.

Apart from having no plot and dragging on, making a 1.5 hour movie seem like 3 hours, this is just a horribly done film.

But to be cool you had to do stuff, like in the streets (trespassing, jumping off roofs, and just be crazy on a bicycle, skate, etc.). Adrenaline sports were getting popular.

It's fascinating to see certain actors and actresses try their hand at writing or directing, because you never truly know what to expect from their first outing.

Very unsatisfying, but that's what you get with a film with no plot.

The bedroom scene with the older girl was cringe-worthy, and when his mother goes to the store to yell at the other kids saying Stevie was never going to see them again, he just came back the next day like nothing happened.

Actually film was quite entertaining, showing interesting caricatures of "skaters" of the '90's.

my guilty pleasure, regardless of director, has always been the "coming of age" film.

Probably Authentic but Utterly Pointless .

That is not a bad thing and Hill's film is at the same time unique, he is also pulling inspiration from his own life as he grew up immersed in skate culture.

I asked the 3 other people I saw this movie with what they would give it out of ten and they all said 2 because it was boring.

I really enjoyed it.

Thoroughly enjoyed it.

No real plot, and seems like more of an exercise in simply making a nostalgic film by just recreating the 90's.

They were mostly a pointless or detrimental bit of the narrative too.

Loved it - great cast and downbeat vibe make for engrossing skater pic .

The frequent amount of cordon bleu charm concealed within Mid90s immeasurably won me over despite the formulaic tropes and aphorisms it commonly fondles alongside.

Being a skate-kid was pointless and stupid, so this is a film depicting pointless stupidity?

No plot, no point, not realistic, don't bother .

" This version was a colossal waste of time.

And of course with these coming of age films, it is filled with nonstop heavy language, drinking and teen partying.

There was no plot and there was too much unnecessary negativity without even a proper ending to the story.

I also feel like the movie was rushed, despite a few very bland and long scenes which were supposedly meant to spark the emotions of the viewer.

The stylistic choices by Jonah Hill and the nostalgia is what makes this film enjoyable.