this is more than the usual teen drama about outgrowing childhood connections. It is about developing a deeper understanding and empathy; It even might inspire some stars and hearts, some zines, and other ways for girls to tell their stories
the film is intensely, almost radically humourless, which is hard to ignore and in fact hard to bear; Amy Poehler's female-empowerment film is like "Booksmart" or "Election" – with all the humour and satire stripped out
the film is frequently charming and zippy; The film's earnest tone is usually welcome, but it does falter in the film's final scenes, which follow the revelation of a secret that feels both obvious and far too heavy for the good-natured "Moxie"
Amy Poehler's movie has its heart in the right place; it offers a compelling tale for teen girls who struggle with sexism in their own schools; Aside from its clear message, "Moxie" is simply an enjoyable teen movie and is undoubtedly worth checking out
Amy Poehler's "Moxie", both smart and sweet, offers the blueprint for a revolution; The film frames a teenage girl's feminist awakening as both an act of personal empowerment and an initiation into a wider conversation
a smart and sweet and inspirational comedy/drama directed by Poehler and featuring a winning ensemble cast; this is a film that pulls off the difficult balancing act of carrying an important and uplifting message while delivering consistent laughs..
a likeable but flawed high school drama; Despite its personal and pertinent narrative, "Moxie" fails to confront its core ideas of privilege and allyship. The film is so overt in its aims, it loses authenticity