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  • Summary: Rich Hill intimately chronicles the turbulent lives of three boys living in an impoverished Midwestern town and the fragile family bonds that sustain them.
  • Director: Andrew Droz Palermo
  • Genre(s): Biography, Drama, Family, Documentary
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Runtime: 91 min
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 20
  2. Negative: 1 out of 20
  1. Reviewed by: Michael O'Sullivan
    Aug 21, 2014
    100
    Rich Hill doesn’t just make you feel like you know these boys; it makes you care about them.
  2. Reviewed by: Katie Walsh
    Feb 3, 2014
    91
    A truly moving and edifying film, Rich Hill is the type of media object that could and should be put in a time capsule for future generations.
  3. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    Aug 14, 2014
    88
    Rich Hill might fairly be called “Boyhood: The Documentary,” and, not surprisingly, it offers a reality harsher than — if just as compassionate as — Richard Linklater’s dreamy time-lapse drama.
  4. Reviewed by: Peter Debruge
    Jan 28, 2014
    80
    Everything about the three principal teens registers as deserving of “human interest” to Rich Hill’s two helmers, whose generous attitude draws us into this deeply empathetic film.
  5. Reviewed by: Joe Neumaier
    Jul 31, 2014
    80
    Inside these average American lives are futures far too often passed over or, worse, written off. This terrific film gives the teenagers their due.
  6. Reviewed by: Liam Lacey
    Aug 21, 2014
    75
    The confluence of poverty, dysfunctional parenting and poor educational prospects makes the oft-idealized small-town life look like an incubator for failure, no matter how high and spectacular the Fourth of July fireworks fly.
  7. Reviewed by: Clayton Dillard
    Jul 29, 2014
    25
    Rich Hill is poverty porn, examining lower-class spaces with pity as its operative mode and engendering little more than a means for viewers to leave the film acknowledging its sadness.

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