Read reviews of Perks Of Being A Wallflower submitted by film critics and fans from around the web.
How Charlie’s friendships evolve into misfired romances and then back into friendships, only purer than before, provides the backbone of both novel and film. However, the more shocking aspects of the original plot have been sanitized in several respects, perhaps making it more “believable” but reducing its emotional impact.
Film Comment Magazine
The film is a funny, heartfelt if admittedly formulaic feature that boasts first rate performances and a genuine affection for its characters – affection that viewers will likely find contagious.
A beautifully sad yet brilliant masterpiece.
I might have preferred a little more depth to my characters rather than simply scratching the surface. But wonderfully powerful with a great young cast. Emma Watson excelled in this role!