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The Hollywood Reporter
5.0

Mystery-wise, the film teases viewers pretty effectively, with plenty of jolts that suggest the boys are on the right track balanced by other signs they're making something out of nothing.... But with a couple of small exceptions, attempts to flesh out the teen characters don't work very well.

Read review John DeFore
The A.V. Club
5.0

The film?s dialogue and characterization are similarly undercooked: The script strains painfully hard for off-the-cuff vulgarity, but never quite achieves it.

Read review Katie Rife
Variety
5.0

Summer of ?84 is only cute and competent enough to be diverting; it?s neither funny nor scary enough to leave a lasting impression.

Read review Dennis Harvey
Roger Ebert
3.0

If the lazy writing isn?t bugging you, the truly lackluster performances will get the job done.

Read review Brian Tallerico