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  • Release Date: Aug 1, 2014

Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 20
  2. Negative: 1 out of 20
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  1. Reviewed by: Michael O'Sullivan
    Aug 21, 2014
    Rich Hill doesn’t just make you feel like you know these boys; it makes you care about them.
  2. Reviewed by: Godfrey Cheshire
    Aug 1, 2014
    It emerges as an artistic statement as multi-faceted, nuanced and hauntingly original as any of its fictional counterparts.
  3. Reviewed by: Katie Walsh
    Feb 3, 2014
    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.
  4. Reviewed by: Tirdad Derakhshani
    Aug 15, 2014
    Their film would be even more compelling if it followed up with further reports, perhaps a few years apart, charting the three boys' fates.
  5. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    Aug 14, 2014
    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.
  6. Reviewed by: Joe Williams
    Aug 7, 2014
    Co-directors Andrew Droz Palermo and Tracy Droz Tragos let the painful stories emerge naturally, without prodding questions or talking-head experts who place the boys’ grim lives in the larger context of the post-industrial economy.
  7. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    Aug 6, 2014
    Frustrating, at times agonizing, the film is nonetheless dappled with a sad beauty. It’s one of the best documentaries of the year.
  8. Reviewed by: Eric Kohn
    Jan 27, 2014
    There are moments when Tragos and Palermo run the risk of transforming their subjects into tools exploited for the sake of the movie's artistic vision, but the best part of Rich Hill is that its participants rise above the limitations of the material.

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