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The Kid with a Bike

Overview


Genre :

Drama

Release Date :

March 16, 2012 (Limited)

MPAA Rating :

PG-13

Director :

Luc Dardenne, Jean-Pierre Dardenne

Starring :

Cecile de France, Thomas Doret, Jeremie Renier, Fabrizio Rongione, Egon Di Mateo, Olivier Gourmet, Baptiste Sornin, Samuel De Rijk, Carl Jadot

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  Be the 1st!

4 of 5

“..without perfect casting, the Dardennes films would never work..”
by Sukhdev Sandhu [Daily Telegraph]
3.5 of 5

“..there's a sweetly lyrical poetry to the Dardennes' visual style..”
by Shaun Munro [What Culture]
“..there isn't a single unearned emotion in this tremendously moving drama..”
by David Rooney [Hollywood Reporter]
“..the soulfulness is there, but the usual aesthetic rigor isn't, which makes all the difference in terms of their metaphysical modus operand..”
by David Fear [Time Out New York]
3.5 of 5

“..the powerful emotional punch their films deliver - and this one is no exception - that elevate the game, that make them so satisfying, so worthwhile..”
by Steven Rea [Philadelphia Inquirer]
“..the music -a mix of preexisting cues and a score written for the film -binds the film as a fiction, the work of storytellers, and not the Dardennes' typical window onto reality..”
by Karina Longworth [Village Voice]
“..remind you the most compelling stories are unfolding right outside your window, rather than in outer space, the distant past or wherever cinema usually takes us..”
by Peter Debruge [Variety]
“..once again, the Dardennes create tension out of human drama and draw believable, excellent performances from their entire cast..”
by Brian Tallerico [HollywoodChicago.com]
4 of 5

“..longtime connoisseurs of capturing naturalistic, mesmerising turns from non-actors, the sibling filmmakers tease enough out..”
by Jamie Graham [Total Film]
“..it leaves you grateful that the worst doesn't happen - with these characters, you might not be able to bear it..”
by Stephanie Zacharek [Movieline]
3 of 5

“..it is the boy's tough exterior and lack of self-pity that binds the narrative together..”
by Richard Mowe [Boxoffice Magazine]
5 of 5

“..it builds to a quiet resolution, a cinematic miracle in which nothing happens and everything happens..”
by Glenn Kenny [MSN Movies]
“..every scene has a purpose..”
by Andrew O'Hehir [Salon.com]
“..even the title works to set the mood - the phrase is clipped, the words sound hard, suggesting the boy in question is a tough one, relentlessly on the move..”
by Betsy Sharkey [Los Angeles Times]
4 of 5

“..at this point, about half an hour into the story, the power, subtlety, enduring relevance and absolute truthfulness of the Dardennes' latest immediately become brilliantly clear..”
by Geoff Andrew [Time Out]
3.5 of 4

“..as in their best work, lift rough-hewn realism into the realm of cinematic transcendence..”
by Fernando F. Croce [Slant Magazine]

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