Stand Clear Of The Closing Doors (2014)
Critic Consensus: Unassuming yet irrevocably absorbing, Stand Clear of the Closing Doors uses a refreshing perspective to explore universal themes.
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Critic Reviews for Stand Clear Of The Closing Doors
The director's view of the wider world is flat and schematic; the mother's dealings with an indifferent school district, the ineffectual police, and her aloof ex-husband lack complexity, and the maudlin tone overwhelms any social insight.
"Stand Clear of the Closing Doors," a small miracle of a film, captures the grass-roots swirl of New York City with an extraordinary sensory attuning to urban life.
Stand Clear Of The Closing Doors stubbornly resists a sense of intimacy, the film determined to express how communication can always be inclusive, even in whispers.
This is the sort of movie that gets called "hallucinatory," but it is strongly grounded in the New York in which 99 percent of us live.
Stand Clear of the Closing Doors becomes dedicated to showing us everything millions of people glance at each day but don't actually regard.
Audience Reviews for Stand Clear Of The Closing Doors
This movie is an unmatched combination of an insider's view of the true, unvarnished underbelly of the largest city in America and a gritty essay on the nearly impossible task facing an undocumented Mexican family raising an autistic child. It's an oddly shaped and strutured film , just as an autistic child's world is oddly shaped and structured.
A touching film that deals with heavy issues such as autism, undocumented residents, family dynamics, and natural disasters. It is at times dull, but should be lauded for the way it gives the audience insight into the perspective of an autistic youth.
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