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Rhymes For Young Ghouls Reviews

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November 6, 2014
As a history lesson about Canada's unjust treatment of Native Americans, it's often eye-opening, but as storytelling it's clunky and highly familiar, and the period re-creation is seldom convincing.
January 30, 2014
With a tone alternating between mournful, defiant and hopeful, Rhymes for Young Ghouls is a rewarding experience by a talented director who's sure to make his mark on Canadian cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 20, 2013
The film is told with a mix of lyricism and kicks to the gut, and is all the better for these shifts in tonality. It's remarkable how the narrative feels both highly specific to this community, yet near mythic in a more universal, classic sense.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
October 27, 2014
Writer-director Barnaby weaves a surprising amount of tenderness into the fabric of violence, as well as a good measure of magic realism, to keep the gritty story engaging.
January 31, 2014
Barnaby puts a mythic frame around a grim history, shaping it in a way that feels always like a creative adventure, not a duty.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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