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Action-packed, funny, and thought-provoking, Trash finds feel-good cinema in real-life squalor without resorting to cheap sentimentality.



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Set in an unnamed Third World country, three kids who make a discovery in a garbage dump soon find themselves running from the cops and trying to right a terrible wrong.

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While the caper plot has its moments, I kept hoping "Trash" would do more than treat its setting as some curiously unexplainable foreign planet.

Oct 9, 2015 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

A diverting two hours, and an excellent reminder of the wide world of stories out there waiting to be told.

Oct 9, 2015 | Rating: B | Full Review…

An intensive, propulsive political thriller representing a tautly executed return to form for director Stephen Daldry.

Oct 9, 2015 | Full Review…

I left the screening having almost fainted from sugar shock.

Oct 8, 2015 | Full Review…

Trash gets hung up on the "teaching" part-looking to inform the well-off about the struggles of Rio slum-dwellers-and for too long forgets that Mulligan's novel provided a pretty good plot.

Oct 8, 2015 | Rating: C | Full Review…
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Comparisons to "Slumdog Millionaire" are inevitable, but the kinetic "Trash" has a rhythm all its own.

Oct 7, 2015 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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Now and then it does offer some insight into the country's social inequality and police brutality, but as a whole this is a cheap fantasy filled with nonsense (like a villain that seems more like a psychic) and naive optimism to make poor people believe that it is easy to have a happy ending.

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