Banana Split

critic Reviews

90% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score90%
  • Banana Split serves up a sweet comedic dish that serves as a delightful calling card for co-writer and star Hannah Marks.
  • Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Ignatiy VishnevetskyAV Club
    The problem with Banana Split isn't the surface phoniness or lazy comedy but the fact that the movie doesn't offer any insight into its ostensible subjects-among them break-ups, female friendship, and teenage jealousy.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Amy NicholsonFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    It is absolutely lovely. If I was going to watch a movie virtually this weekend, I would absolutely pick this one.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Sheila O'MalleyRogerEbert.com
    An entertaining and often insightful look at female friendship during a particularly strange time.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Kimber MyersLos Angeles Times
    Regardless of how far audience members are from their own post-high school, pre-college summer like these teens, there's still truth and plenty of laughter here that feels specific to their experience yet universal to anyone who's had a BFF.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Owen GleibermanVariety
    When the movie is over, you've chuckled at it and been touched by it, and you're glad that you got to spend time with these actors, who are good enough that I could foresee any one of them blowing up big.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Kate ErblandindieWire
    Like any romance, "Banana Split" is constrained to some familiar beats, but Kasulke, Marks, and Power have such a handle on what makes the film tick - and Marks and Liberato are so charming and fun - that even expected turns feel clever and fresh.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Todd JorgensonCinemalogue
    Not as sweet as its title suggests, this subversive contemporary coming-of-age comedy resonates with enough character-driven authenticity to overcome its far-fetched contrivances.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Anna MentaDecider
    There was just something so deliciously compelling about these teens and their self-contained drama.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Charles BarfieldThe Playlist
    Much like the dessert that inspired its name, Banana Split is a mixture of familiar tastes but combined in a way that sets it apart from your boring coming-of-age scoop of vanilla ice cream.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Alonso DuraldeLinoleum Knife
    A smart and breezy coming-of-age comedy that pushes a lot of the buttons that Booksmart does.
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