Billy the Kid Reviews

November 24, 2011
November 16, 2011
February 29, 2008
The best documentaries take you places you don't normally have access to.
February 8, 2008
Billy's resilience, though, is nothing short of amazing. Not to mention part of growing up.
February 7, 2008
What you ultimately take from the film is the awareness that this smart, self-aware, uncensored kid has been playing to a camera in his own head since well before Venditti came along.
January 9, 2008
Billy the Kid, a movie that's as interesting as it is dewy-eyed, may be the rare snapshot of an adolescent 'outcast' who is really the guy made for fame, with a built-in radar for how to present himself in front of the camera.
December 7, 2007
Nobody ever said growing up a small-town geek was easy. I know from personal experience, and so does Billy Price, the subject of director Jennifer Venditti's affecting documentary Billy the Kid.
December 6, 2007
There's something to be said for Venditti's ability to build the kind of trust with a subject necessary to get full participation.
December 6, 2007
I don't imagine any adult could watch Billy the Kid without sharp pangs of recognition; everyone who passes through the crucible of teenage-ness feels at least momentarily as awkward as Billy.
December 5, 2007
The documentary Billy the Kid presents the world according to a troubled teenager in Maine.
December 4, 2007
I have seen more than 25 documentaries this year, and after a while they all start to run together, both structurally and thematically. Billy the Kid is utterly original in both respects.
December 3, 2007
Billy the Kid is a heartbreaking vérité documentary by Jennifer Venditti about a misfit Maine teenager -- a film that makes you think about (and question) what fitting in really entails.