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The Wise Kids Reviews

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
March 23, 2012
Chicago indie Stephen Cone took a quantum leap forward with this moving 2011 drama about a Christian youth group in small-town South Carolina.
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
March 15, 2012
"The Wise Kids" is a guileless exploration of the growing pains of sheltered innocents whose reticence and sincerity evoke 1950s small-town values.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Melissa Anderson
Village Voice
March 13, 2012
[Flaws are] ultimately overshadowed by Cone's excellent young actors, particularly Torem, burrowing deeply into her character's zealotry and anguish about being left behind.
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Robert Koehler
Variety
February 23, 2012
Cone's feature is among the best of a recent spate of dramas observing American Christian life.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 31, 2011
Honest, observant, and subtle.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4