Metascore
74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. 90
    A wrenching, funny and wise little picture, with a diva-like junior star at its center.
  2. 88
    The film contains a surprising amount of understated humor. It is not a grim portrayal of a harsh upbringing, but an affectionate portrait of parents who will be able to change the world before they will be able to change their daughter.
  3. 88
    Brilliantly, the movie becomes a double coming-of-age story. The parents' political awakening parallels their daughter's.
User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Mar 19, 2012
    8
    An accurate portrayal of what it feels like to slowly awaken to the "grown up" world. The detail and identification concerning the main character is well thought out, and particularly moving at times. Full Review »
  2. DavidT.
    Sep 15, 2007
    7
    Delightful film that lets the audience discover through a child's eyes.