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The First Grader

Overview


Genre :

Biography, Drama

Release Date :

May 13, 2011 (Limited)

MPAA Rating :

PG-13

Director :

Justin Chadwick

Starring :

Naomie Harris, Oliver Litondo, Tony Kgoroge, Tumisho Masha, John Sibi-Okumu

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  Be the 1st!

2 of 4

“..too bad the script is predictable at every turn..”
by V.A. Musetto [New York Post]
“..not a bad one..”
by A.O. Scott [NY Times]
2.5 of 5

“..complete with moral certainty and audience pandering..”
by Sam Kressner [Filmcritic.com]
1 of 4

“..combine a dull lyricism with elliptical views of atrocity that have the dubious job of setting us up for the kicker..”
by Andrew Schenker [Slant Magazine]
“..a whole would have been better served if the director had kept his focus on the school - that might have turned this very good effort into an A..”
by Betsy Sharkey [LA Times]

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