Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower Reviews

February 9, 2018
Once you realize Joshua Wong is a tough egg to crack, this straightforward yet comprehensive chronicle of his triumphs is more than engrossing enough.
June 9, 2017
While the results of the movement are a foregone conclusion, it's hard not to admire the courage of Wong and his group of friends.
June 6, 2017
Docu shows brave teen taking on oppressive government.
May 30, 2017
A remarkable story of David vs. Goliath come to life. Important and inspiring for these times, to see that even in the face of overwhelming odds, everyday teenagers made change possible by forcing one of the mightiest nations on the planet to take notice.
May 27, 2017
This is a film of highs and lows; there is no middle ground, no moment of silence, reflection, or introspection. It's like watching a prospective candidate give a mannered and rehearsed 80-minute speech on the campaign trail.
May 27, 2017
Teenager vs Superpower does a solid job of contextualising this larger ideological battle, with talking heads and archive footage, but it's always clear that the focus here is Wong.
May 26, 2017
A stirring ode to the power of the individual in a society that values conformity over individuality.
May 25, 2017
Joe Piscatella, the director, dives in immediately to set a speedy pace. He also provides a quick summary of Hong Kong's recent history, and looks to the future.
May 25, 2017
Capturing every key moment with ... immediacy and tension ... director Piscatella maintains an engaging grip on his unassuming subject's ascendancy.
May 24, 2017
It's amazing and heartening to see people coming together peacefully, cooperatively, and above all, effectively.
February 2, 2017
A rousing documentary on a youth movement against, essentially, educational brainwashing.
January 27, 2017
Director Joe Piscatella captures the drama.
January 26, 2017
Wherever adults talk to kids about "making a difference," this documentary should be shown.
January 20, 2017
There is a clarity and urgency to Piscatella's documentary that lends it the feel of a political thriller.