Critic Consensus: A stark and moving coming-of-age tale and crime thriller, Schizo gives viewers a peek into the lives of Kazakhstan's poor.
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An unflinching look at poverty, expedience and harsh choices in a desolate environment.
A stark illustration of a cold, hard world, and a sensitive look at a kid wanting a way out.
Offers not just the proverbial window into village life in Kazakhstan, but a panoramic view.
Nusuppaev simply isn't skilled enough to bring us along on Schizo's journey, and Omarova's sense of pace is uneven.
As admirable as some of the film might be, it's ultimately too sluggish and dreary to be very memorable.
Audience Reviews for Shiza
Harsh and realistically squashed by Omarova.No,Schizo is not the common peasant on a small town nor the bully against authority.It's a sweet debut despite the psychological weariness and the social comment of poverty.
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It is interesting but as a whole, I just don't think it works. A near-miss.
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