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  • 40
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Racing enthusiasts will appreciate historical footage, while a thread about a new student overwhelmed by his responsibilities has promise. But after a decent start, Marquet stumbles, never making it across the finish line. show more

  • 63
    Slant Magazine

    Half-formed expressions of disappointment, hope, struggle, confusion, and boyish playfulness on faces otherwise marked by youth's inexperience, and a self-consciousness brought on by the curiosity of being filmed, constitute the most memorable moments of Lads & Jockeys, a documentary on 14-year-old aspiring jockeys in France. show more

  • 70
    Village Voice

    Director Benjamin Marquet mingles black-and-white footage of students past with that of his current focus - three 14-year-olds in their first year of a jockey apprenticeship - to build a sense of specificity and continuum into a timeless passage. show more

  • 70
    Variety

    A must for the equine-inclined, and a candid look at fearful ambition. show more

  • 60
    Jeannette Catsoulis The New York Times

    Lads & Jockeys conveys first-race terrors and last-place humiliation with indulgent thoroughness. show more

  • 67
    The A.V. Club

    By giving the boys onscreen room to be goofy and immature, Marquet makes the film something warmer than a formal study in discipline and being made to grow up before their time. show more

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