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8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 10 Ratings

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  3. Negative: 1 out of 10

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  1. Aug 20, 2011
    7
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I caught this on tv this week and thought it was really good, on the whole. There were a couple of characters that I wanted to slap (the guy with the portable tv and tommy who needed to get some ambition). It felt a little like Extreme Makeover Subway Edition and I wonder how they are getting on paying bills in their apartments after they were torn from Thursday homes!!! Expand
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75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. Reviewed by: Kevin Harley
    Jan 21, 2014
    80
    The ending stumbles, but not enough to tarnish this study of life lived under society’s radar.
  2. Reviewed by: Tom Huddleston
    Jan 21, 2014
    100
    At once an investigation, a polemic and, in its final sequences, a tribute to human endurance. A remarkable film.
  3. Reviewed by: David Parkinson
    Jan 20, 2014
    60
    Complemented by its black-and-white photography and a moody DJ Shadow score, this is a gritty yet often tender look at society's margins.