• Kes
    2 minutes 39 seconds
    Added: Mar 29, 2011


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Kes Reviews

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Philip French
Observer [UK]

The only Loach film I rate more highly is his Spanish civil war picture, Land and Freedom.

Full Review Source: Observer [UK]

September 11, 2011
Sukhdev Sandhu
Daily Telegraph

Seen today, it still cries its authentic song of rage. It still cuts like a knife.

Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph | Original Score: 3/5

September 9, 2011
Caroline Jowett
Daily Express

A film that captures Loach's ability to find the extraordinary drama in ordinary lives.

Full Review Source: Daily Express | Original Score: 5/5

September 9, 2011
Charlotte O'Sullivan
This is London

Jaunty, sad, poetic, Kes is so humane it makes you tremble.

Full Review Source: This is London | Original Score: 5/5

September 9, 2011
Peter Bradshaw

A rich film of flesh and blood.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 5/5

September 8, 2011
Philip Kemp
Total Film

Funny, sad, bitingly authentic, Kes resonates with Loach's anger at the way many kids grow up into narrow, option-free lives.

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 5/5

September 6, 2011
Dan Jardine

Loach and his cinematographer Chris Menges opt for a realistic, grainy, rough documentary look, which makes us in the audience feel as though we are voyeurs, bearing witness to what Godard had famously proclaimed cinema to be: truth 24 times a second.

Full Review Source: Cinemania | Original Score: 87/100

August 15, 2011
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

Throbs with a simple truthfulness...Loach shows his complimentary interest in documentary-influenced social realism and the improvisational search for the authentic. [Blu-ray]

Full Review Source: Groucho Reviews | Original Score: 4/4

June 10, 2011
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

a moving, shattering tragedy - a meditation on the warping powers of human institutions. Kes is beautiful, sad and powerful - one of the best British films ever made.

Full Review Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | Original Score: 91/100

May 15, 2011
Sarah Boslaugh

...a phrase attributed to Truman Capote might well be applied to Billy Casper and his kestrel, as well: The world is not kind to little things.

Full Review Source: Playback:stl | Original Score: 9/10

May 5, 2011
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

Loach handles the film with a deft touch that balances the pathos and inherent sadness of Billy's predicament without sliding into complete emotional despair

Full Review Source: Q Network Film Desk | Original Score: 4/4

May 4, 2011
Sean Axmaker
Parallax View

The story of a boy and his bird, Kes is something of a small cinematic treasure in Britain.

Full Review Source: Parallax View

May 1, 2011
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

It's one of the most powerful coming-of-age stories ever told and contains passages of great beauty.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid

April 21, 2011
Chris Cabin
Slant Magazine

Ken Loach's masterful second feature represents a critical turn away from the popularized kitchen-sink realism of the 1950s and '60s and toward a more improvised and unpredictable narrative style.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine

April 20, 2011
Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader
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A classic of British social realism.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

April 18, 2011
Variety Staff
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Simply, the filmmakers have brought the background of the boy's life vividly into reality.

Full Review Source: Variety

April 18, 2011
Cole Smithey

"Kes" is an essential British historic document that comes from a deeply personal place, and yet resonates across all cultures.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: A

April 17, 2010
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A splendid unsentimental realistic working-class family drama.

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

December 18, 2007
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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Terrific performances, illuminated by Chris Menges' naturalistic but often evocative photography.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
Vincent Canby
New York Times
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Loach is not a director of notable style, nor can he often refuse the obvious shot, but he seems to have a remarkable talent for handling actors and obtaining performances that are truly memorable.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3/5

May 9, 2005
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