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  • Summary: Three homeless teens fight to stay in school, graduate, and build a future. Each of these smart, ambitious teenagers - Kasey, Anthony and Roque - will surprise, inspire, and challenge audiences to rethink stereotypes of homelessness as they work to complete their education while facing the trauma of being alone and abandoned at an early age. Expand
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Reviewed by: Keith Uhlich
    Nov 19, 2014
    75
    In a moral sense, teen homelessness is very much a crime, and Chicago-based filmmakers Anne De Mare and Kirsten Kelly aim to shed a light on this nationwide epidemic in The Homestretch, using the Windy City as a test case.
  2. Reviewed by: Bill Stamets
    Sep 11, 2014
    75
    This understated documentary, though, has no agenda to shame any one family or agency.
  3. Reviewed by: Glenn Kenny
    Sep 12, 2014
    75
    The Homestretch invites you to empathize with its subjects, to worry with them, to laugh with them, to worry about them. It’s engaging and compelling viewing.
  4. Reviewed by: Danny King
    Jun 17, 2014
    70
    The Homestretch is ultimately a humane accomplishment.
  5. Reviewed by: Chris Klimek
    Sep 9, 2014
    50
    It isn’t a documentarian’s job, necessarily, to prescribe remedies for the social problems she reports. But de Mare and Kelly never get as far as framing the scope of the problem in any real way.

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