Reviews

Apr 29, 2021
Exuberant teenage story about decidedly grown-up issues
Apr 16, 2021
Gavron's film moves through a series of genuine moments to more gritty stuff with absolute ease.
Apr 3, 2021
Not only thoughtful, empathetic and heartfelt, but also offering a very familiar genre a fresh perspective.
Mar 18, 2021
The extraordinary thing about this movie-and it is extraordinary-is how real the kids feel.
Feb 14, 2021
Authentic, small, and deeply humane
Feb 14, 2021
If you've lived in a city, you've seen these girls; you've been these girls. You can't help but feel the warmth of nostalgia as you watch Rocks and her friends trying to find the joy in a world that is so often against them.
Feb 14, 2021
The hope that remains at the end of the film may be tinged with melancholy and a need for acceptance, but it remains, like Rocks, steadfast and believable.
Feb 14, 2021
A compassionate, finely observed portrait of a young woman's gradual breaking down, as the usual buffers, including brotherly love and friendships, strain under her crushing responsibility.
Feb 14, 2021
There are some moments where the group of working-class girls seem genuine and honest. At other times, the film is a bit dull and takes on the character of a middle-class morality tale, almost a cinematic finger-wagging.
Feb 10, 2021
Raw, heartbreaking and fresh.
Feb 1, 2021
Teeming with an infectious effervescence, the adolescent coming-of-age drama "Rocks" differentiates itself from other recent explorations of modern girlhood set amid immigrant communities.
Jan 28, 2021
It's not always a smooth ride, but it's richly humane.
Dec 8, 2020
The cast led by Bukky Bakray and Kosar Ali are unbelievably charming and infectious. In a just world, these rockstars would become household names.
Dec 3, 2020
There isn't a false note.
Dec 1, 2020
Rocks is an exceptional film that is equally beautiful and heart-wrenching without ever feeling manipulative.
Dec 1, 2020
A lovely, persuasive, and heartfelt film about teenage friendships and what family really means.
Nov 24, 2020
Rocks speaks wisely and without judgment towards anyone of any age who has found themselves in a desperate situation.
Oct 8, 2020
I was touched by the absolute matter-of-fact multiculturalism.
Oct 7, 2020
Directed by Sarah Gavron... it's a gripping, beautifully acted slice of-life story.
Oct 7, 2020
A spellbinding tribute to sisterhood, Rocks truly feels like a once in a generation kind of film, instantly earning a place in the pantheon of British cinema.