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      Rocks Reviews

      a celebration of female strength, told in a way that never comes close to being trite or patronising.

      Full Review | Original Score: 9/10 | Feb 17, 2022

      Exuberant teenage story about decidedly grown-up issues

      Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5 | Apr 29, 2021

      Gavron's film moves through a series of genuine moments to more gritty stuff with absolute ease.

      Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5 | Apr 16, 2021

      Not only thoughtful, empathetic and heartfelt, but also offering a very familiar genre a fresh perspective.

      Full Review | Apr 3, 2021

      The extraordinary thing about this movie-and it is extraordinary-is how real the kids feel.

      Full Review | Mar 18, 2021

      Authentic, small, and deeply humane

      Full Review | Original Score: B | 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.

      Full Review | 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.

      Full Review | Original Score: 4/5 | 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.

      Full Review | 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.

      Full Review | Feb 14, 2021

      Raw, heartbreaking and fresh.

      Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5 | Feb 10, 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.

      Full Review | Feb 1, 2021

      It's not always a smooth ride, but it's richly humane.

      Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5 | Jan 28, 2021

      The cast led by Bukky Bakray and Kosar Ali are unbelievably charming and infectious. In a just world, these rockstars would become household names.

      Full Review | Original Score: 5/5 | Dec 8, 2020

      There isn't a false note.

      Full Review | Dec 3, 2020

      Rocks is an exceptional film that is equally beautiful and heart-wrenching without ever feeling manipulative.

      Full Review | Dec 1, 2020

      A lovely, persuasive, and heartfelt film about teenage friendships and what family really means.

      Full Review | Dec 1, 2020

      Rocks speaks wisely and without judgment towards anyone of any age who has found themselves in a desperate situation.

      Full Review | Original Score: 9/10 | Nov 24, 2020

      I was touched by the absolute matter-of-fact multiculturalism.

      Full Review | Oct 8, 2020

      Directed by Sarah Gavron... it's a gripping, beautifully acted slice of-life story.

      Full Review | Original Score: 4/5 | Oct 7, 2020

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