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: 56 out of 282 found boring (19.85%)

One-line Reviews (128)

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.

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

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

No plot.

I highly recommend it personally.

Boring .

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

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).

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 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.

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

If we're pretending that this movie is a stand alone original, then it is mildly entertaining but on the scale of the other troubled coming of age dramas, it doesn't hold any weight.

I really enjoyed it.

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.

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

"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.

Just mind boggling.

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

And the main character here is a bore.

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

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

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

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

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

This story needed sensationalism to make it entertaining.

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

Slow, boring and a total waste of time.

An authentic, coming of age film - nostalgia - social issues - quality production .

What a stunning and unquestionable TEN!

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

There is no plot to speak of...

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

The acting talent behind the film was decent and they really helped to make a bland and underdeveloped script a little more watchable.

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

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

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...

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

A coming of age film right out of the 90's - Bravo!!

I didn't hate it, Jonah did an admirable job directing, but it was a bit of a cliched 'coming of age' story, sort of like an LA-based version of Kids...

The younger platoon of actors in this film are so compelling and believable.

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

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

Save your money and watch random skate videos on YouTube.

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

Even if I knew a person who's story bore true to this script I certainly wouldn't have produced it.

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.

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

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

Thoroughly enjoyed it.

An underrated unconventional coming of age film .

Unfortunately, the pace of this film works against it, too many drawn out shots and scenes that offer little and just feel like filler.

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.

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

Probably Authentic but Utterly Pointless .

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

Essentially, what you got was a guidebook on becoming a thug in the hood rather than an inspirational (or even entertaining) tale.

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.

" This version was a colossal waste of time.

Hill's script is very enjoyable and quite humourous at times.

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

Slow, uneventful, no beginning middle or an end.

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

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

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

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

A pleasing and somewhat evocative debut .

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

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

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

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

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

Literally a complete waste of time.

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

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.

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.

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.


This film has no plot.

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.

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

There was virtually no story at all.

' 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.

An enjoyable coming of age film.

Still want stands is a truly intriguing period piece that feels very genuine.

This is a film worth watching for anyone.

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.

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.

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

Jonah Hill's directorial debut is short, coming in at just over 80 minutes but it really nails its coming of age delivery in a raw manner.

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

Whilst I myself never rolled with the skating crowd myself (I was more of a drifter), I found the culture fascinating and fun - to the point it influenced my dress sense as a teen and adult (I still rock baggy jeans and a Converse shirt+hat at 31 - to hell with what others think!!!

Lives up to expectations, but in an unexpected way.

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

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

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

From the sense of nostalgia its a great choice and works on its own merit, but coupled with uninspired cinematography of the film it is incredibly bland.

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

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.

Worth watching.

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

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.

Complete waste of time .

Entertaining- kids with heart .

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.

And his relationship with his brother seems contrived.

Most individual scenes also play out in rather entertaining ways.

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.

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.

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.

A raw, honest and charming coming of age skateboarding tale .

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

Cliche'd and just straight lame.

So boring.

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.

Coming of age done well.

The actors are very natural and very engaging.

It felt all over way too soon, but was immensely engaging and enjoyable.

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.

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

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

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.