Quest Reviews

  • Jan 25, 2019

    Nothing much wrong with this peaceful tracking of an impoverished family, though the story of how someone came to choose them and then followed them around for literally years with their consent is probably a more interesting one than this umpteenth reportage on 'our problem society', which is basically pornography for social workers (though it's true that I have never been party to a teenager losing her eye before, so however voyeuristic it may be, there will be some long-term value to this piece for future researchers of the early twenty-first century)

    Nothing much wrong with this peaceful tracking of an impoverished family, though the story of how someone came to choose them and then followed them around for literally years with their consent is probably a more interesting one than this umpteenth reportage on 'our problem society', which is basically pornography for social workers (though it's true that I have never been party to a teenager losing her eye before, so however voyeuristic it may be, there will be some long-term value to this piece for future researchers of the early twenty-first century)

  • Jul 07, 2018

    Raw and real, depressing at some turns given the family's challenges (some like random violence that only exist because of where they live) but powerful and uplifting at most others because of the strength of the family bonds and their surrounding community.

    Raw and real, depressing at some turns given the family's challenges (some like random violence that only exist because of where they live) but powerful and uplifting at most others because of the strength of the family bonds and their surrounding community.

  • Mar 15, 2018

    Heartbreaking look at a family's experiences during the Obama administration. At first they're excited but over time we see them fall prey to gun violence and realize that the hope and change they were promised was nothing but a lie.

    Heartbreaking look at a family's experiences during the Obama administration. At first they're excited but over time we see them fall prey to gun violence and realize that the hope and change they were promised was nothing but a lie.

  • Jan 19, 2018

    Quiet, but profound. The characters and story captured in this documentary film are just as deep and moving as any screenwriter could dream up. Probably more so. Enlightening for anyone, regardless of political persuasion, because it simply shows how real family and community are actually affected by the many issues we debate in our public discourse.

    Quiet, but profound. The characters and story captured in this documentary film are just as deep and moving as any screenwriter could dream up. Probably more so. Enlightening for anyone, regardless of political persuasion, because it simply shows how real family and community are actually affected by the many issues we debate in our public discourse.

  • Dec 25, 2017

    Beautiful film that shows an amazing family's story through difficult and everyday situations. I thought about their story long after I left the theater.

    Beautiful film that shows an amazing family's story through difficult and everyday situations. I thought about their story long after I left the theater.

  • Dec 07, 2017

    It's an interesting documentary on the family inner city minority dynamic, but there are gaps that drag it a bit. You can't help but root for these guys. Final Score: 7.9/10

    It's an interesting documentary on the family inner city minority dynamic, but there are gaps that drag it a bit. You can't help but root for these guys. Final Score: 7.9/10

  • Dec 01, 2017

    Fantastic film. The twist in the middle is breathtaking. One of my all time favorites shown at True/False Film Festival.

    Fantastic film. The twist in the middle is breathtaking. One of my all time favorites shown at True/False Film Festival.

  • Oct 09, 2017

    Great documentary film...sincere and inspiring.

    Great documentary film...sincere and inspiring.