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  • Summary: The story of a disaffected youth's search for love, status, and identity in late 1970s Britain.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. 100
    Among the most sophisticated, fully realized and satisfying films of the year.
  2. 90
    So never mind the Xmas schlock -- go treat yourself at once to this sensationally entertaining soul food.
  3. 60
    Cumulatively, the echo-chamber syntax achieves a kind of atonal harmony, meshing with the themes of reinvention and self-presentation: The disjunction between the panels is tantamount to the gap between image and reality.
  4. Reviewed by: Frank Scheck
    60
    The technique adds little in the way of illumination and a lot in terms of inducing a migraine.
  5. 60
    Subtle performances and the "you are there" immediacy conferred by digital video give Roy's film the feel of a series of stolen moments.
  6. 40
    Divided into a triptych of images sprawled across a Cinemascope frame, AKA rarely uses the extra screens for information that couldn't be conveyed well enough in one.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 2 out of 2

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