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  • Summary: Wuss is the story of a high school teacher who faces constant ridicule after he's repeatedly beaten up by several of his own students. Having nowhere else to turn, he eventually teams up with another of his students to fight back. This student, a young girl, is feared school-wide because ofWuss is the story of a high school teacher who faces constant ridicule after he's repeatedly beaten up by several of his own students. Having nowhere else to turn, he eventually teams up with another of his students to fight back. This student, a young girl, is feared school-wide because of a dark family reputation. She also has an unfortunate nickname grafted to her due to her predilection for smoking discarded cigarettes. Bonded in battle, the student and teacher form a friendship that stretches the use of the word inappropriate. Collapse
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  1. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    Apr 30, 2013
    90
    An impressively crafted drama laced with darkly comic humor.
  2. Reviewed by: Inkoo Kang
    Apr 30, 2013
    70
    A witty black comedy with sociological aspirations that hits unexpected emotional marks while nimbly sidestepping clichés.
  3. Reviewed by: Andy Webster
    May 2, 2013
    70
    Mr. Liford (yet another emergent indie filmmaker from Texas) can clearly write a script, handle a camera and construct a mood. Wuss may be slight, but Mr. Liford’s sense of pitch is spot on.
  4. 70
    While director-writer Liford...hits a bit of a snag with an abrupt mood shift in the last 15 minutes that doesn’t feel true to the prevailing vibe, he usually hits the perceptive mark.