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Kids Reviews

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
June 25, 2015
Exploitative, gross, and despicable...
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
May 12, 2011
There really are some kids who think like this, and these are the kids who should see this film
Full Review | Original Score: B
Cole Smithey
October 13, 2007
Pedophilia, pedophilia, pedophilia.
| Original Score: 0/5
Rob Gonsalves
August 4, 2007
The first-time director, Larry Clark, is rather like his protagonist: He comes on to you, has his rough way with you, and leaves you feeling empty and violated.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Film Threat
July 16, 2007
One of Larry Clark's infamous "Kids are Evil Monsters" movies, Clark tells very little, and shows too much with an art illusion.
| Original Score: 1/5
Emanuel Levy
December 19, 2006
In its candid and bold approach, Larry Clarke's controversial film dwarfs all of Hollywood's youth movies, crossing new boundaries in its portrayal of sex and drugs; for a change, real teenagers, not actors in their 20s, play the roles.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
December 17, 2005
Could easily pass for a kiddie porn film.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
September 2, 2005
Overrated reality slop.
| Original Score: 2/5
Douglas Pratt
June 10, 2005
The film isn't all that entertaining, but it does provide a sort of creepy, voyeuristic nostalgia
| Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
April 5, 2005
insightful but indulgent
| Original Score: 2/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
January 26, 2005
Appalling, immoral rubbish palmed off as art.
| Original Score: 0/5
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
June 20, 2004
There's an unsettling subtext here; despite the presence of a broad (not to mention tired, simplistic, and overworked) "message," it feels like exploitation.
| Original Score: 1/5
Gregory Weinkauf
New Times
April 25, 2004
Boy, that kid Telly sure is fun and representative of the Youth of Today. Not.
| Original Score: 0/5
Michael Dequina
January 13, 2004
A powerful piece of work, one not easily forgotten.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Greg Muskewitz
July 11, 2003
Trashy and exploitational. Clark comes off like a skuzzy pornographer taking advantage of his cast while using a faux vérité excuse as his accomplice.
| Original Score: 1/5
Blake Davis
KFOR Channel 4 News
June 10, 2003
A shocking, raw landmark from a talented, if sometimes misguided director.
| Original Score: 4/5
Frank Ochieng
May 27, 2003
Convincingly raw and probing in its distinctive passion
| Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Frightening, frank and serious, a wake-up call to the world.
| Original Score: 4/5
Mark Robison
Reno Gazette-Journal
April 24, 2003
Powerful but exploitative raunch that preys on teens.
| Original Score: 2/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
March 27, 2003
This is a very powerful film from an emotional standpoint.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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