L.I.E. Reviews

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September 28, 2001
Cox is a wonder as Big John.
September 28, 2001
This is a very unsettling film that left me shaking long after I left the theater.
September 28, 2001
A bold, distinctly independent film.
September 28, 2001
There's nothing about Cox's poised yet poignant playing that's unconvincing.
September 28, 2001
A boldly imaginative yet subtle exploration of male sexuality.
September 27, 2001
You Should Pay Nine Bucks for This: Because it's really about teenage loneliness, and it hits all those marks perfectly.
September 27, 2001
A disturbing and provocative study of adolescence and isolation.
September 27, 2001
One of the more insightful and affecting teen-trauma films of recent years.
September 21, 2001
Right in the center, it explodes with a powerful life force in actor Brian Cox, who saves the film and makes it worth seeing.
September 21, 2001
The suspense -- and, indeed, the art -- comes from not knowing which road Howie will take.
September 21, 2001
It's disturbing, to say the least, but it also has a curious appeal.
September 21, 2001
A provocative, upsetting film.
September 21, 2001
It is the work of a young director with something to say.
September 21, 2001
A relentlessly glum, distasteful and moralistic coming-of-age story.
September 21, 2001
Superior and original filmmaking. You won't be able to take your eyes off it.
September 21, 2001
Its director, Michael Cuesta, has the stubborn curiosity of an artist who won't settle for formulas but is intrigued by the secrets and mysteries of his characters.
September 21, 2001
I kept wondering why I was watching these people, and an answer was never forthcoming.
September 20, 2001
You know you're in the hands of a born filmmaker when he floods a scene with danger and excitement and, at the same time, tempers it with something more delicate.
September 12, 2001
Brian Cox would be up for Oscar consideration for his acting in this role, except there is probably zero chance of the Academy nominating an actor playing a pedophile.
September 10, 2001
This is scary but great
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