Rich Hill

2014, Documentary, 1h 31m

51 Reviews 1,000+ Ratings

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As compassionate as it is infuriating, Rich Hill offers a sobering glimpse of American poverty. Read critic reviews

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The turbulent lives of three boys living in a poor Midwestern town, and the fragile bonds that sustain them.

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All Critics (51) | Top Critics (26) | Fresh (43) | Rotten (8)

  • In this life, people limit their dreams to what you can find at the dollar store.

    September 4, 2014 | Full Review…
  • The confluence of poverty, dysfunctional parenting and poor educational prospects makes the oft-idealized small-town life look like an incubator for failure, no matter how high and spectacular the Fourth of July fireworks fly.

    August 22, 2014 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • One moment, you're wincing; the next, you're shaking your head in sympathy.

    August 21, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • The spare, haunting score and intimate use of the camera brings us directly into the desperate lives of a country's poorest people, struggling to find even occasional pride and sense of belonging.

    August 21, 2014 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • The documentary offers a close-up view of abject poverty and the wanton demolition of precious lives.

    February 26, 2021 | Full Review…
  • There are too many moments when it feels like they achieve that intimacy at the expense of the children in question.

    September 21, 2020 | Rating: 2.0/4.0 | Full Review…

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