Ham on Rye

critic Reviews

, 86% Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Wilfred OkicheindieWire
    Layering its non-linear narrative with a confused nostalgia for the unspecified past, Taormina's mood piece is more invested in capturing the ennui and painfully awkward moments of adolescence than it is in forcing them into a digestible story.
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  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Richard BrodyNew Yorker
    A hauntingly off-kilter revision of the end-of-high-school drama.
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    Chuck BowenSlant Magazine
    The film's purposeful archness challenges the sentimentality that marks many a film and real-life ceremony.
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    Max WeissBaltimore Magazine
    The Twilight Zone meets Dazed and Confused in this funny, unsettling film from newcomer Tylor Taormina.
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    Ryan SwenThe Film Stage
    Taormina is ultimately going for something far grander than the summation of one character's coming of age.
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    Linda Kersnerov√°MUBI
    To be completely direct, Ham on Rye is in fact wildly enjoyable. A little over two weeks' worth of time and a limited budget are rarely the elements for a movie as well put-together as this film.
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  • , Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Joey KeoghVague Visages
    Ham on Rye floats meaninglessly from one scene to the next with no real sense of urgency or anything resembling a plot to force it along.
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