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Born Into Brothels: Calcutta's Red Light Kids Reviews

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Jay Antani
Cinema Writer

an absorbing journey over gritty social terrain, driven by a fierce sense of purpose

Full Review Source: Cinema Writer | Original Score: 3.5/4

January 20, 2012
Beth Accomando
KPBS.org

This bond of trust between the filmmakers and their subjects exemplifies the kind of personal involvement that many documentary makers are striving for these days.

Full Review Source: KPBS.org

June 8, 2008
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer

As bright as a box of new crayons, and just as full of creative potential, these children give us vibrant pictures of hope in the midst of oppression.

| Original Score: A+

September 20, 2007
Kam Williams
Princeton Town Topics

In the end, you can't help but wonder exactly what it was you've just seen. A hard-hitting exposé? Voyeuristic slumming? A true tale of triumph, against all odds? A self-aggrandizing, vanity biopic? Some new type of reality film?Perhaps all of the above.

Full Review Source: Princeton Town Topics | Original Score: 4/4

June 20, 2007
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

Profundamente comovente e trágico, apesar de suas óbvias falhas estruturais e %u2013 o mais grave %u2013 de pisar em um terreno instável em seu aspecto ético.

| Original Score: 4/5

January 10, 2006
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

The children themselves are mostly upbeat and often happy. At the same time, they have an adult-like realization that their lives are likely to be short, and grim.

Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope | Original Score: B

May 10, 2005
Linda Cook
KWQC-TV (Iowa)

Every thinking adult should see this compelling Oscar-nominated documentary.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/4

April 26, 2005
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema

Born Into Brothels simmers with righteous anger, but it never boils over.

Full Review Source: Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema | Original Score: B-

April 13, 2005
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A well-intentioned idealistic look at a group of oppressed children in Calcutta's red-light district.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: A-

April 9, 2005
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal

[The filmmakers'] approach to the material makes it palatable, but a grittier style would have added depth and power.

| Original Score: 3/4

April 8, 2005
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World

It's a testament to the abilities of these Calcutta children that the most touching images revealed in Born Into Brothels are those taken by themselves.

Full Review Source: Lawrence Journal-World | Original Score: 3/4

April 8, 2005
David N. Butterworth
Movie Boeuf

An unsentimental look at how beauty, artistry, and hope can emerge from the most unexpected of places.

Full Review Source: Movie Boeuf | Original Score: 3/4

April 6, 2005
Sean O'Connell
Charlotte Weekly

Wears the confidence of a well-planned feature.

| Original Score: 3/4

April 4, 2005
Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide

Briski doesn't merely document the children's milieu. Instead, she does something revolutionary: She empowers them to document it for themselves.

Full Review Source: Decent Films Guide | Original Score: A-

April 4, 2005
Randy Shulman
Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)

Despite the bleak subject matter, Born into Brothels [contains] moments of pure elation.

Full Review Source: Metro Weekly (Washington, DC) | Original Score: 5/5

April 1, 2005
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle

A devastating portrait of impoverished Calcutta children who are born into the sex trades, yet the film is also an inspiring document about human possibilities and the need to strive despite impossible odds.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 4/5

March 27, 2005
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

Against all odds, it's ultimately an uplifting experience.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

March 24, 2005
Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card

Captures hope and compassion in a shady part of humanity most probably unaccustomed to such things.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Report Card | Original Score: 3/4

March 22, 2005
Richard C. Walls
Orlando Weekly

A film that's ultimately more charmingly bittersweet than truly disturbing.

Full Review Source: Orlando Weekly | Original Score: 3/5

March 17, 2005
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star

"There is nothing called hope in my future." Click. Oh yeah, bring a tissue.

Full Review Source: Arizona Daily Star | Original Score: 3/4

March 16, 2005
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