Come as You Are

critic Reviews

95% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score95%
  • Come As You Are approaches sensitive subjects with heart and humor, taking audiences on a thoroughly entertaining road trip to a crowd-pleasing destination.
  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Richard RoeperChicago Sun-Times
    Shot in Illinois, the charmer about men with disabilities earns its laughs and tears.
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    Tomris LafflyRogerEbert.com
    You might be genuinely moved, and even in tears by the end of Richard Wong's imperfect yet gradually disarming dramedy.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    John DeForeHollywood Reporter
    Its script's approach to disability steers clear of some common cinematic pitfalls, and, whatever its flaws, it has a fine time making points that will be obvious to most in the audience.
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    Michael RechtshaffenLos Angeles Times
    At once frank, tender and unapologetically funny, "Come as You Are" is a sweet surprise.
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  • Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Candice FrederickTheWrap
    From its safe casting to the optics of Scotty's apparent white-male aggression among characters of color, Wong seems to be urging the audience to overlook its more tone-deaf messages for the sake of disability visibility-which it only halfway celebrates.
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    Devika GirishNew York Times
    The candor with which Erik Linthorst's script regards the characters' sexual desires - coupled with the winning performances of the actors - leavens any sentimentalism.
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    Paula Arantzazu RuizCinemanía (Spain)
    Although it constantly underlines the leading trio's autonomy and maturity, it fails to stop seeing them as mischievous children. [Full review in Spanish]
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    Linda and Al LernerMovies and Shakers
    What a sweet, surprisingly funny buddy road trip of three men with disabilities hell bent on losing their virginity. This film is enlightening, respectful and smart.
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    Louisa MooreScreen Zealots
    Not only is the film a crowd pleaser, it's a reminder to always live life to the fullest no matter what obstacles you're dealt along the way.
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    Andrea ThompsonA Reel of One's Own
    Watching these four is hilarious as genuine friendships form and vulnerabilities are revealed with compassion, wit, a fair amount of insight, and no small amount of skill.The film also skillfully avoids cheap sentiment, no small feat here.
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