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Kes Reviews

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April 18, 2011
A classic of British social realism.
April 18, 2011
Simply, the filmmakers have brought the background of the boy's life vividly into reality.
April 17, 2010
"Kes" is an essential British historic document that comes from a deeply personal place, and yet resonates across all cultures.
Full Review | Original Score: A
December 18, 2007
A splendid unsentimental realistic working-class family drama.
Full Review | Original Score: A
June 24, 2006
Terrific performances, illuminated by Chris Menges' naturalistic but often evocative photography.
May 9, 2005
Loach is not a director of notable style, nor can he often refuse the obvious shot, but he seems to have a remarkable talent for handling actors and obtaining performances that are truly memorable.
October 23, 2004
Kes is Loach at his best.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
May 28, 2003
Unforgettable when it first appeared 30 years ago, Kes remains something of a landmark.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
May 28, 2003
A deeply affecting film that is gripping all the way from drab start to shattering climax.
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