• Kicks (2016)


Release Date: September 9th, 2016

DVD Release Date: December 6th, 2016

R |1 hr 24 min

Plot Summary

Fifteen-year-old Brandon longs for a pair of the freshest sneakers that money can buy, assuming that merely having them on his feet will help him escape the reality of being poor, neglected by the opposite sex and picked on by everyone - even his best friends. Working hard to get them, he soon finds that the titular shoes have instead made him a target after they are promptly snatched by Flaco, a local hood. Brandon goes on a mission to retrieve his stolen sneakers.

Cast: Jahking Guillory, Christopher Meyer, Christopher Jordan Wallace, Kofi Siriboe, Mahershala Ali, Molly Shaiken, Justin Hall, Teresa Navarro

Director: Justin Tipping

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Focus World, Focus Features, Animal Kingdom, Through Films

Keywords: Revenge, Growing up, School, Car, Escape, Quest, Creative, 2010s, Friend, Intense, House, Brooding

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Barry HertzThe Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    As the young hero at the centre of the tale, Guillory displays astonishing depth and heart. To summarize: Run, don’t walk. show more

  • 70
    David RooneyThe Hollywood Reporter

    First-time director Justin Tipping's finesse with dialogue and story is less developed than his visual sense. But if the movie is over-reliant on slo-mo, voiceover and almost wall-to-wall music to drive scenes, its silky blend of lyricism with urban grit marks it as a promising debu show more

  • 88
    Sheila O'MalleyRogerEbert.com

    Kicks is knowing and innocent, profound and goofy. show more

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