Best Kept Secret Reviews

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Ronnie Scheib
Variety
September 9, 2013
Unlike the majority of autism docus about white, middle-class children, Samantha Buck's film examines the poverty of options available to working-class black and Latino young adults once they leave the safe confines of the classroom.
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
September 9, 2013
This deeply moving but thankfully unsentimental doc is both inspiring and depressing.
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Ernest Hardy
L.A. Weekly
September 9, 2013
The real star is teacher Janet Mino, whose advocacy for her kids goes above and beyond.
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Miriam Bale
New York Times
September 6, 2013
It spotlights an important issue yet never seeks to squeeze the truth into an easily digestible narrative frame. Instead it expands its storytelling to the boundaries of messy, joyful and painful reality.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
September 6, 2013
Apart from a few, briskly factual titles, there are no editorial intrusions here - no yammering experts, no pontificating activists, no sappy sentimental music.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Annlee Ellingson
Los Angeles Times
September 5, 2013
[Inserts] the viewer into the overwhelming experience of teaching, parenting, even being an underprivileged young adult with autism.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5