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Hide Your Smiling Faces Reviews

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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.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
November 5, 2014
Despite its languid pacing, there's an underlying unease that never entirely relaxes its grip.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 1, 2014
Hide Your Smiling Faces is a beautifully shot, highly stylised portrait of American adolescence.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 31, 2014
Paced with steady assurance, this gentle bildungsroman is a impressive debut from director Daniel Patrick Carbone.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 31, 2014
A promising first film from Daniel Patrick Carbone but it is awfully slow.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 31, 2014
Ripe with telling details and atmosphere.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 31, 2014
Short on answers, but asks lots of questions.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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.
April 11, 2014
An evocative rumination on adolescence... honest, impressionistic portrayal of youthful summertime memories
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
April 10, 2014
[Features an] outsider perspective, authentic locations, unforced naturalism, and fresh, improvisatory work by first-time actors.
April 10, 2014
It has the tender, unexpected devastation of poetry.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 6, 2014
Daniel Patrick Carbone puts in so much of his resource into the texture and background of his setting that he neglects the plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
April 3, 2014
There's a startling stillness about the film, especially the opening scenes, that becomes a character in itself and helps to avoid softness.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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