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May 9, 2012
Unlike many films, it genuinely earns every feeling it evokes.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
May 3, 2012
Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne make great movies with such regularity they can be easy to overlook, but The Kid With a Bike puts just enough spin on the Dardennes' formula to let you feel their worth anew.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
May 1, 2012
a complex interweaving of bitter reality and a deeply humane worldview that sees the possibility of redemption in even the cruelest of circumstances
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 27, 2012
A beautiful and stirring story of unconditional compassion, of emotional honesty, and -- above all -- of hope.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 22, 2012
The Dardennes' style resists cheap sentimentality, yet in The Kid with a Bike it yields a deeply moving examination of love as a shield.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
April 15, 2012
Dardenne brothers set an orphan in search of a father
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 15, 2012
Will bad breaks break a boy?
April 13, 2012
The film should be required viewing for everyone who has lost faith in the power of random acts of kindness.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
April 13, 2012
How the Dardennes, time and again, turn gritty, mundane subjects into transcendent moments of honesty and truth is one of the great cinematic wonders.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 13, 2012
This is a film that's not always easy to watch, but just about impossible to forget.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 12, 2012
It is crystal clear on at least one point: People are mysterious and beautiful, and they need each other.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
April 7, 2012
Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne offer another in their remarkable succession of contemporary neo-realist dramas in this quietly devastating but gently hopeful [film].
Full Review | Original Score: A-
April 2, 2012
[It] gives obvious homage to a variety of films. ... But one inspiration shines throughout the movie ... The Red Balloon.
Full Review | Original Score: A
March 30, 2012
...the film delivers a final act as riveting as it is artistically satisfying. Not many films can claim a perfect ending. This one can.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
March 30, 2012
...manages to balance a spiritual sense of grace with the earthy eye of a here-and-now realist.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 30, 2012
"The Kid With a Bike" vibrates with desperation, frustration and the simple unfairness of life, leavened with glimpses of hope.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
March 30, 2012
Cyril is one of the most inspiringly resilient, self-aware young characters to arrive on-screen in recent memory...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
March 29, 2012
Hunched over the handlebars, the boy's body seems to carve a hole in the wind. And we watch as this unhappy, rejected child makes some terrible choices, some of which make us want to look away.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
March 29, 2012
One of the classic international works about juvenile delinquency.
March 29, 2012
"The Kid With A Bike'' is, remarkably, about hope - about the connections people forge when the ones they've been given desert them.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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