Robert’s Reviews: Lady Bird

Hello Clever People! Welcome to my review for one of the highest rated films of all time on Rotten Tomatoes, Lady Bird. This Greta Gerwig directorial debut follows the life of Christine (who would prefer to be referred to as Lady Bird) as she goes through the multiple emotions of growing up during her senior year of high school. Click the video below to watch the review!

Robert Burke
Robert Burke is a 14-year-old film critic currently attending Shasta High School. His love for film started when he was very young, and grows as he learns more and more about it. Robert expresses his love for film through reviews, which can be found on this website every Saturday. Film is not his only passion, as he also loves to act in local productions with Cascade Theater, Shasta College and Riverfront Playhouse. He currently lives in Redding, CA, and hopes to one day be a film director. To view all of Robert’s reviews go to theclevercritics.com.
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4 Responses

  1. Beverly Stafford says:

    I don’t generally like coming-of-age movies, probably because, at my age and because I don’t have children, I don’t relate to them. And also, many of them aren’t particularly good. But because of your review, Robert, I’ll add it to my list when it comes on DISH. You gave it a 9 over “Billboards'” 8.5 even though you waxed rhapsodic over Billboards. What was the difference?

  2. Tim says:

    It is a good movie, but I think the 99% tomato-meter sets expectations far too high. Movies over 90% ought to be the sort people remember decades later, like 1955’s Rebel Without a Cause (95%), 1967’s The Graduate (91%), 1973’s American Graffiti (95%), 1986’s Stand By Me (91%), 1997’s Good Will Hunting (97%), or 2007’s Juno (94%).

    Maybe I’m a sexist curmudgeon, but I don’t think Lady Bird quite belongs in that group. If you think of it more like an exceptionally well done Hallmark movie, you won’t be disappointed…

  3. Steve Towers Steve Towers says:

    I haven’t yet seen Saoirse Ronan in a movie where she’s given less than a great performance (though I’ve apparently missed some stinkers when I look at her IMDB bio). Even in movies that are somewhat mediocre, she’s been captivating.

    I recommend “Hanna” if you’re in the mood for a high-concept action flick. Ronan and Cate Blanchett—two actresses that keep your attention every moment they’re on screen.

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