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Our Song Reviews

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August 10, 2001
The movie's soul isn't its plot but the relationships among the girls.
August 9, 2001
It would take a heart of stone not to respond to these characters, sympathetically written and sincerely acted.
August 8, 2001
The kind of movie that might be capable of realistically reflecting teens' lives to other teens.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
August 8, 2001
A low-budget, low-income slice-of-life movie oozing with community atmosphere and authentic affinity...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 1, 2001
Pretentiously paced picture that tosses out a few big societal problems (drugs, shoplifting and, most of all, teen pregnancy) as nonchalantly as turning on a light switch.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 24, 2001
In lesser hands, this material would make for a banal after-school special; but writer and director Jim McKay (Girls Town) is clearly comfortable not only with his characters but also the lower-class urban milieu they inhabit.
July 24, 2001
Our Song has no illusions about easy fixes. But neither does it traffic in facile despair as its three Graces saunter along the cracked pavement and into our hearts.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 6, 2001
Has the courage to work without a net, aware that when you're a teenager, your life is not a story so much as a million possible stories.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 5, 2001
Rich with scenes of affection, anger and reconciliation, along with moments of unfeigned humor.
June 19, 2001
A languid but refreshingly real depiction of female adolescence in the inner city.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 15, 2001
Takes familiar material and develops it with such tact and skill that we find ourselves moved and sort of amazed at the same time.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
June 15, 2001
Filmed with such immediacy that it often feels like a documentary and acted true-to-the-bone.
June 14, 2001
The realism is so effective it feels perilously close to eavesdropping.
June 7, 2001
McKay captures their environment without condescension.
May 29, 2001
It simply isn't satisfying, and for all McKay's refusal to succumb to clichéd dramatics the movie needs something.
May 29, 2001
The actresses in the central roles give subtle, even painful performances, each one capturing the seesaw emotions of young womanhood.
May 25, 2001
Rewardingly authentic and emotionally real.
May 25, 2001
Refreshingly devoid of emotional hyperbole, but the director's lean, self-effacing style is occasionally less than gripping.
May 25, 2001
Our Song is the most faithful cinematic depiction of adolescence in recent memory.
May 25, 2001
It's a stroke of genuine artistry to craft a movie in a raw and glancing documentary style that is not merely 'authentic' but dramatic.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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