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Standing by Yourself (2002)

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All Critics (10) | Top Critics (3)

The longer one watches this determinedly ragged portrait of blue-collar teenage desperation ... the more one gets absorbed in the utter unbridled nihilism of its 'characters.'

May 15, 2002 | Rating: 2.5/4
Newsday
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Sad to say -- it accurately reflects the rage and alienation that fuels the self-destructiveness of many young people.

May 15, 2002 | Rating: 3/4
New York Post
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Highly irritating at first, Mr. Koury's passive technique eventually begins to yield some interesting results.

May 15, 2002 | Rating: 3.5/5
New York Times
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Chilling in its objective portrait of dreary, lost twenty-first century America.

June 22, 2003 | Full Review…
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

Shattering, devastating documentary on two maladjusted teens in a downward narcotized spiral. Extraordinary debut from Josh Koury.

December 8, 2002 | Rating: 5/5
Film Threat

This viewer was plain bored by this latest attempt at exposing "youth truth."

May 25, 2002 | Full Review…
Film Journal International

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