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Based on 6 Reviews
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  • 80
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    A documentary about autism that's nearly perfect in doing what an advocacy documentary should do: show rather than tell, entertain rather than preach. show more

  • 60
    Time Out New York

    While the movie meanders a tad too much and suffers from J. Ralph's wretchedly literal-minded folk-rock soundtrack, Wretches succeeds in communicating both the daily struggles and the determination of its autistic subjects, whether American or international. show more

  • 70
    Glenn Whipp Los Angeles Times

    The road trip provides some spectacular images, but it's the two protagonists that hold the most interest. Their reactions are unpredictable; their insights, illuminating and often quite funny. show more

  • 70

    The ability to mix humor and emotion is the strong suit of this upbeat, music-saturated documentary. show more

  • 60
    Village Voice

    More info packet than a story, the film is carefully designed for unambiguous impact. show more

  • 60
    Neil Genzlinger The New York Times

    The film is maddeningly vague about how the two men made their initial breakthroughs, but it certainly is proof that even those who are written off as children can find a voice. show more

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