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  • Summary: Gypsy tells the story of Adam, a boy who, after his father dies, tries to cross the boundary of his Roma shantytown and to improve the lives of his brothers and sisters. He encounters racial, social and cultural prejudices and comes into conflict with the unwritten laws of his own community. Circumstances turn against him and his situation drives him to commit a tragic act: murder. (Infilm Praha production) Collapse
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Reviewed by: Noel Murray
    Jun 27, 2012
    83
    This isn't a film about abstract social ills, it's about specific people in a specific place, and how they get disturbingly comfortable with theft and violence as a way of life.
  2. Reviewed by: Stephen Holden
    Jun 26, 2012
    70
    The movie filmed with nonactors, doesn't try to counteract stereotypes of the Roma people as shiftless, thieving hustlers. But it goes a long way toward explaining the antisocial behavior.
  3. Reviewed by: Farran Smith Nehme
    Jun 29, 2012
    63
    The overall mood of Gypsy is despair.
  4. Reviewed by: Michelle Orange
    Jun 26, 2012
    60
    You might call it an old story with higher stakes, but a keen sensitivity to its moral difficulties and enlivening details sets Gypsy urgently apart.
  5. Reviewed by: Joshua Rothkopf
    Jun 26, 2012
    60
    Best are the film's tender ghostly visitations from Dad, evoked with a minimum of artiness, and the authentic, impoverished locations.
  6. Reviewed by: Bill Weber
    Jun 26, 2012
    50
    A Slovakian character study of a boy ambivalently caught between worlds that ultimately squanders its promise.
  7. Reviewed by: Frank Scheck
    Jun 28, 2012
    50
    Although Martin Sulik's drama sheds light on typically unseen populations of Eastern Europe, the film, heavy on "Hamlet" allusions, may be overstuffed.