Hide Your Smiling Faces Reviews

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September 10, 2020
For those who have deep and meaningful experiences with bereavement, it is difficult to fathom that this film won't be an absolutely remarkable view.
August 29, 2019
Hide Your Smiling Faces is remarkable for the dread it keeps at a slow simmer from the first shot to the last.
April 3, 2019
While it may meander a little on occasion, the film is full of small yet hugely revealing observations regarding the trials of adolescence.
June 7, 2016
By showing and not telling, Carbone creates a profoundly tender work made all the more affecting by his young stars' effortless performances.
November 5, 2014
Despite its languid pacing, there's an underlying unease that never entirely relaxes its grip.
August 15, 2014
The long silences and overdone symbolism make this feel like a hodgepodge of Mud, King of Summer and just about every other American indie film.
August 4, 2014
Expect Daniel Patrick Carbone to have an illustrious career. And even if he doesn't, he's given us one perfectly polished jewel here.
August 1, 2014
Hide Your Smiling Faces is a beautifully shot, highly stylised portrait of American adolescence.
August 1, 2014
With a low-key pace and extremely loose plot, this introspective drama gets deep under the skin as it explores a pivotal summer for two brothers.
July 31, 2014
Paced with steady assurance, this gentle bildungsroman is a impressive debut from director Daniel Patrick Carbone.
July 31, 2014
A promising first film from Daniel Patrick Carbone but it is awfully slow.
July 31, 2014
Ripe with telling details and atmosphere.
July 31, 2014
Short on answers, but asks lots of questions.
July 31, 2014
The slow burning, coming-of-age tale lacks momentum and struggles to engage with the audience on an emotional level.
July 31, 2014
The landscapes are the best part of the film's power: woodlands grey with mist and rain; seasons grudging with their colours; a woody gorge spanned by a mouldering, spectacular viaduct that becomes a character - a kind of devil ex machina - all its own.
July 29, 2014
Moments of more traditional light relief aside, Carbone distinguishes himself from the pack with a debut that's for the most part brooding and spare.
July 28, 2014
Providing the magnetic counter-balance for the plot's drift, Ryan Jones and Nathan Varnson give natural performances as small-town brothers rocked by a friend's death.
July 4, 2014
Hide Your Smiling Faces is a magnificent portrait and Carbone's paintbrush laid strokes of love, anger, confusion, and a rainbow of emotions to indulge the audience.
April 23, 2014
A meditation on death about two young brothers dealing with the sudden death of a friend and all the other losses around them.
April 11, 2014
Carbone has a voice, an eye, and one would guess had a boyhood in a mild wild like the one the brothers eddy through. The elegant, of-course-that's-the-world cinematography is by Nick Bentgen.
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