| Original Score: 5/5
| Original Score: 3/5
Delicado em seu retrato da infância, peca apenas pela conclusão frouxa, quando o próprio filme torna-se infantil.
| Original Score: 4/5
Harmoniously blends elements of a coming-of-age story, a crime drama and a mystery together in something of astonishing power and scope.
This is a visually stunning film, an intelligently consummated marriage of genres resulting in a movie that is, if not unique, at least very special.
| Original Score: A
Few movies evoke the wonder and terror of childhood as this film does.
| Original Score: B+
...a fascinating, if frustrating, look at the relative lack of power and security and place a child has in our modern world.
| Original Score: 7/10
Visually striking and exceptionally performed by old and young alike, I'm Not Scared plucks the nerves.
| Original Score: 3/4
A lyrical throwback to such movies as René Clément's Forbidden Games (1952) and other works of the humanist European cinema of a half century ago.
The muddled motivations of the film's adults to one side, Scared scores -- and even soars -- when looking at the world through the eyes of its 10-year-old protagonist.
| Original Score: 4/5
What is excellently captured in Salvatores's film ... is the look and feel of those long-forgotten freeform summer days of childhood.
To watch Gabriele Salva-tores' I'm Not Scared is to be whisked into childhood.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
[It] first catches your attention [with] the crime... but what you'll remember long after is the terrible dilemma of a young boy being forced to face the real world.
The beautiful photography will have you booking flights to Sicily, while the unsentimental rites-of-passage drama can't fail to touch your heart.
A terrific attempt to express a young boy's moral awakening using intense colour schemes, wide-angle lenses and unforgiving close-ups
A remarkable Italian drama that elevates a thriller to the artful level of deeply affecting drama.
| Original Score: 10/10
This sounds like prime fodder for a fast-paced thriller, but the movie is actually something more special: a tender-hearted rumination on the loss of innocence among children.
Those who stick with it will be richly rewarded.