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Kicks (2009)


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Two teenagers want to take a shortcut to fame and wealth in this comedy-drama from England. Nicole (Kerrie Hayes) is a fifteen-year-old girl living in Liverpool who has practically become a stranger to her family; her parents have divorced, with her father remarrying and spending most of his time with his new children, while her mother works nights and rarely gets home while her daughter is still there. Nicole is fascinated with soccer, particularly Lee Cassidy (Jamie Doyle), the handsome


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What's most alluring, though, on an intimate scale, is how far Heymann tries to tell her story not through talk but through physical observation and music (even if she relies on a lot of Ladytron).

June 2, 2010 Full Review Source: Time Out
Time Out
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It's an intriguing idea, but the film is too timid and awkward to really get going

July 14, 2010 Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall
Shadows on the Wall

All at once a sensitive coming-of-age drama, a mildly implausible abduction thriller and a bittersweet love letter to Liverpool, Heymann's film plays like This Is England for the celebrity-obsessed Noughties.

June 4, 2010 Full Review Source: Film4

The initial stages of this film -- just hanging out with Nicole and Jasmine -- are considerably more interesting than the rather strained denouement.

June 4, 2010 Full Review Source: Guardian

Look for your kicks elsewhere.

June 4, 2010 Full Review Source: Daily Mirror [UK]
Daily Mirror [UK]

It doesn't quite sustain itself all the way through, but Kicks displays an intelligence and verve that are hard to deny.

June 4, 2010
Little White Lies

It's a promising feature debut...

June 3, 2010 Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph
Daily Telegraph

The film moves in and out of credibility as if on a dimmer switch, but Hayes and Burley give it the wattage they have.

June 3, 2010 Full Review Source: Financial Times
Financial Times

The film disappoints because, just like Lee's young kidnappers, once the set-up's out of the way, it has no idea what to do next.

June 3, 2010 Full Review Source: News of the World
News of the World

Fatally undermined by the implausibility of the situation and the banal dénouement's disappointing lack of drama.

June 3, 2010 Full Review Source: Radio Times
Radio Times

Engaging and witty tale of girlie bonding let down by a clunky third act.

June 2, 2010 Full Review Source: Empire Magazine
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