Socrates

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After his mother's sudden death, Socrates, a 15-year-old living on the margins of São Paulo's coast, must survive on his own. As he faces isolation because of his sexuality, his search for a decent, worthy life reaches a breaking point.

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All Critics (19) | Top Critics (5) | Fresh (16) | Rotten (3)

  • A work whose accomplishments signal a director of great promise.

    August 21, 2019 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…
  • This passionate first feature crams a lot of drama into its brief 71 minutes.

    August 15, 2019 | Full Review…
  • [T]he blistering sincerity in "Socrates" is not fabricated but channeled from its authentic source. Sugarcoating was not allowed.

    August 8, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Striking in its gritty, powerful authenticity.

    August 7, 2019 | Full Review…
  • [Moratto] imbues this unhappy slice of slum life with an energy and compassion that transcends mere miserabilism.

    July 9, 2019 | Full Review…

    Dennis Harvey

    Variety
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  • Although scripted with plenty of incident, Socrates presents a mediocre conclusion. However, that aspect doesn't undermine the severity and importance of the topics addressed.

    February 10, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

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