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Born Into Brothels: Calcutta's Red Light Kids Reviews

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Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune

The best moments of Born Into Brothels come when Kauffman and Briski let the children speak for themselves.

Full Review Source: Salt Lake Tribune | Original Score: 3.5/4

March 14, 2005
Richard Nilsen
Arizona Republic
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One feels manipulated rather than enlightened.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 3/5

March 11, 2005
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Without sentimentality or preaching, Briski and filmmaker Ross Kauffman open our eyes to the universality of the childhood experience and the presence of artistic sensibilities in the most surprising places.

Full Review Source: Rochester Democrat and Chronicle | Original Score: 10/10

March 11, 2005
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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A beautifully made essay on a filmmaker's efforts to teach the children of Calcutta's prostitutes the fine art of photography.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 4/5

March 11, 2005
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
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The film says all it needs to say through the photos of the kids and their excited, wide-eyed reactions when they realize the outside world is paying attention to them.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 3/4

March 11, 2005
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star

A documentary that flows with all the narrative drive and emotional intensity of good fiction.

Full Review Source: Kansas City Star

March 11, 2005
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

The stories in Brothels are quite moving, and the film sheds light on a part of the world that is rarely seen anywhere.

Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City | Original Score: 3.5/4

March 11, 2005
Cynthia Fuchs

Behind her, laundry flaps and an orange sky offers beauty, but also, the imminent night, when the men enter.

Full Review Source: PopMatters

March 11, 2005
Larry Ratliff
San Antonio Express-News

Oh, Calcutta -- harsh and real like we've never seen it. ... This is one dazzling documentary that continues to develop.

| Original Score: 3.5/4

March 11, 2005
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

Powerful because it zooms in on the children, letting their words and images guide us . . . A forthright, hopeful, and bracing documentary of grassroots humanitarianism.

March 10, 2005
Duane Dudek
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

It uses the medium to capture and reveal something and to inform the audience about it.

| Original Score: 3.5/4

March 10, 2005
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly

As powerful and uplifting as the film is, the end results are tempered by sadness, and prove that no matter how good your intentions, some problems are insurmountable.

Full Review Source: Las Vegas Weekly | Original Score: 4/5

March 10, 2005
Phoebe Flowers
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Even when Born Into Brothels shows a world one might rather pretend didn't exist, it is enchanting to view.

| Original Score: 3.5/4

March 10, 2005
Eric D. Snider

If the film itself is not stellar, the humanitarian efforts it documents are. In this case, the content is more noble than the way it's presented.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: B-

March 7, 2005
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly

Watching such a powerful, heart-wrenching story, it's impossible not to be deeply moved-- and nearly as impossible to ignore what a cruddy job the movie does telling it.

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March 5, 2005
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

Briski's seeming sincerity and her positive results make up for one's occasional misgivings about her showy empathy for the unfortunate...

| Original Score: 3/4

March 4, 2005
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Meeting these young photographers is delightful, but what this film needed to transcend into greatness is more of Briski.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 3/4

March 3, 2005
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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It's one of the most inspiring finales I've seen in a long while.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 4/4

March 3, 2005
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

Briski gives herself too much screen time, making sure we see how tirelessly she fights to give the kids educational opportunities, health care and group photo exhibits at swank Manhattan galleries.

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 3, 2005

The film and the photos taken by the children are full of images that touch a range of emotion from inspiring, to laughter to tears... as beautiful as it is heartbreaking.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3.5/5

February 25, 2005
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