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7.3

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Metascore
64

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

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  1. If one discounts the facile and unconvincing ending, this first feature by Guka Omarova, offers a convincingly bleak view of how a 15-year-old boy could get ahead in rural Kazakhstan in the early 90s.
  2. Reviewed by: Phil Hall
    40
    A compelling screenplay, to be certain. But sadly, Omarova's direction is too leisurely to wring any emotional power.
  3. Reviewed by: Leslie Felperin
    60
    Schizo manages to keep it fresh.