Box Office - 01/26/2010 3 stars out of 5 -- "Gordon-Levitt stares at the world like a wolf prepared for attack....Gordon-Levitt was born to rock and we salute him."
Variety - 01/22/2010
"Levitt, in a flamboyant about-face from 500 DAYS OF SUMMER is undeniably charismatic as the from-nowhere wild man..."
Rolling Stone - 04/28/2011 3 stars out of 4 -- "[I]t keeps springing funny and touching surprises....The performances are aces."
Los Angeles Times - 05/13/2011
"[The director] has a kinetic filmmaking style and an impish, crash-and-burn sense of humor that keeps sentiment at bay long enough to let us appreciate the loose, uncomplicated performances..."
Natalie Portman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Rainn Wilson star in this comedy that has a bleak beginning. Teenage TJ is struggling to get through adolescence without setting himself on fire, not to mention mourning the recent death of his mother. Enter Hesher, who seems as maladjusted as TJ but may have something to teach him about life.