The Kids Grow Up


Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12

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Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: A.O. Scott
    Oct 28, 2010
    You are not Doug Block, of course. Except to the extent - measured by the depth of your absorption in this remarkable film - that you are.
  2. Reviewed by: John P. McCarthy
    Oct 29, 2010
    The absorbingly bittersweet result ranks as one of the best non-fiction films of the year.
  3. Reviewed by: Andrew O'Hehir
    Oct 29, 2010
    His final scenes with Lucy and with his own dad are both surprising and shattering, and I was left humbled by the film's honesty.
  4. Reviewed by: Elizabeth Weitzman
    Oct 29, 2010
    The small moments loom large in this moving, bittersweet and often funny documentary.
  5. Reviewed by: Sheri Linden
    Nov 12, 2010
    Block wears his neuroses so guilelessly on his sleeve and organizes his material with such skill, that what might have been insufferable navel-gazing attains poignancy.
  6. Reviewed by: Eric Hynes
    Oct 26, 2010
    Seemingly modest but stealthily ambitious, Block's feature-length home movies have a way of spiraling outward just as he's drilling inward, of becoming profoundly universal when most nakedly personal. And despite their candor, the Blocks are less exhibitionistic than welcoming. They make for very dear company.

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