The Kid with a Bike Reviews

  • The Kid with a Bike
    • Genre : Drama
    • Release Date :
    • MPAA Rating : PG-13
    • Duration : 87 minute(s)
    • Production Budget : -
    • Studio : IFC Films
    • Official Site :
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Movie Reviews

  • without perfect casting, the Dardennes films would never work
    4 of 5 by Sukhdev Sandhu [Daily Telegraph ]
  • there's a sweetly lyrical poetry to the Dardennes' visual style
    3.5 of 5 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 ]
  • the powerful emotional punch their films deliver - and this one is no exception - that elevate the game, that make them so satisfying, so worthwhile
    3.5 of 5 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 [ ]
  • longtime connoisseurs of capturing naturalistic, mesmerising turns from non-actors, the sibling filmmakers tease enough out
    4 of 5 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 ]
  • it is the boy's tough exterior and lack of self-pity that binds the narrative together
    3 of 5 by Richard Mowe [Boxoffice Magazine ]
  • it builds to a quiet resolution, a cinematic miracle in which nothing happens and everything happens
    5 of 5 by Glenn Kenny [MSN Movies ]
  • every scene has a purpose
    by Andrew O'Hehir [ ]
  • 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 ]
  • 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
    4 of 5 by Geoff Andrew [Time Out ]
  • as in their best work, lift rough-hewn realism into the realm of cinematic transcendence
    3.5 of 4 by Fernando F. Croce [Slant Magazine ]

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