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  • 100
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    This is a smart film, told in a minor key, that augurs well for Whaley's directing career. show more

  • 75
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    The movie isn't a day in the park, but it manages to close on an existentially uplifting note. show more

  • 73
    Michael Atkinson Mr. Showbiz

    Rarely falters but neither does it ever take flight. show more

  • 75
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    One of my favorite U.S. fiction features at 1999's Sundance Festival. show more

  • 75
    Jonathan Foreman New York Post

    A poignant, graceful little film. show more

  • 75
    Jay Carr Boston Globe

    Whaley's self-effacing but strongly etched and wrenchingly effective film. show more

  • 63
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    14-year-old Noah Fleiss gives a performance that's every bit as astonishing as Haley Joel Osment's work in "The Sixth Sense." show more

  • 50
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Too much self-pity. show more

  • 60
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    In the end, the film feels a little futile; its relentless, one-miserable-note tone is numbing. show more

  • 67
    Marc Savlov Austin Chronicle

    A powerful little gem: a little bit of "The Outsiders" (the film's tone is remarkably similar to Coppola's film, minus the airy redemption and golden sunrises), a lot of "The 400 Blows," and a slice of "Radio Flyer" all wrapped up in a dirty black bow. show more

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