Kes Reviews

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Dave Calhoun
Time Out
March 14, 2015
Kes is one of the most astute, engaged films about education and what it takes for kids to be excited about learning or passionate about anything, really, whether in the classroom or roaming the fields with a feathered friend.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader
April 18, 2011
A classic of British social realism.
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Variety Staff
Variety
April 18, 2011
Simply, the filmmakers have brought the background of the boy's life vividly into reality.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Terrific performances, illuminated by Chris Menges' naturalistic but often evocative photography.
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 9, 2005
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.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
Kes is Loach at his best.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4