• Thom Loudon

    ★★★½ Watched by Thom Loudon 18 Aug, 2014

    This film often approaches greatness for it only to be knocked back occasionally by twists that are frankly poor compared to the rest of the Dardenne’s oeuvre. It’s slightly unfair to judge it on what they have done in the past but one naturally does expect a little more from these brilliant filmmaking brothers. It is an interesting story - 11 year old Cyril hates his life in a children’s home and is desperate to be reunited with his father.…

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  • Stribit

    ★★★★★ Watched by Stribit 11 Aug, 2014

    Very inspiring.

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  • Stefan Griens

    ★★★★ Watched by Stefan Griens 18 Jul, 2014

    Drama about a kid and his bike. The movie follows the kid and it really tries to convey the story through his perspective, which only makes it sadder and hit home more. A lot of the movie happens without any sound backing it up, which really makes it feel more real, but also helps you feel uneasier as a movie watcher.

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  • HD_Goofnut

    ★★★½ Watched by HD_Goofnut 07 Aug, 2014

    Well acted with a worthwhile script, but I sure am glad it was only 87 minutes as there were times when I was attempting to nod off. It's still worth seeing in my opinion.

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  • Robert Beck

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Robert Beck 05 Aug, 2014

    This is my second viewing of this film after having watched the entire available filmography of the Dardennes (after this being the first film of theirs I've watched). So glad to say it totally holds up in comparison to their other works, a beautiful film that's a slight departure from the usual social realism of the directors' previous works. I have no doubts that they will return to their "roots" on their next film, but much like L'Enfant was a…

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  • Jay Hinman

    ★★★★ Watched by Jay Hinman 05 Aug, 2014

    I'd been reading about the Dardenne brothers' films for somewhere upward of 15 years and figured it was probably time I got around to seeing one. Outside of 10 minutes of 1999's "Rosetta" - stopped because the extreme shaky-cam was making my wife physically ill - I'd never seen any of these critically-worshipped Belgians' uber-realist pictures. "The Kid With A Bike" from 2011 was an excellent place to start, and it packs a wallop in its 87 minutes. It's a…

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  • Christian Flemm

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Christian Flemm 04 Aug, 2014

    Part Five of my Dardenne Series - A Retrospective

    So it's basically like a greatest hits album (although not a David Bowie greatest hits album; majority of his best songs are never on there -"Outside" is a really underrated album) for the Dardenne Bros. It also seems to take their classic shooting style and mix it equally with what I didn't like from LORNA'S SILENCE to meet in the middle, which I actually ended up liking a lot (although I…

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  • kapoi0s

    ★★★ Watched by kapoi0s 03 Aug, 2014

    σατανοπαίδι

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  • Tom Grieve

    ★★★★½ Watched by Tom Grieve 30 Jul, 2014

    My first Dardennes (starting in prep for their new one) and this is muscular, graceful, affecting and a little bit miraculous. More please.

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  • Secretkey

    ★★★★ Added by Secretkey

    Müsste ein belgischer Film sein, der mich doch recht berührt hat. Es geht um einen kleinen Jungen, der von seinem Vater verlassen wurde, der dies allerdings nicht realisieren möchte und dann ist es doch echt traurig mitanzusehen, wie deren Beziehung mit so einer Kälte verblasst. Dabei wird das Kind dann von einer Pflegemutter übers Wochenende zu sich geholt, um ihm ein angenehmeres Leben zu ermöglichen, wobei dies für beide Parteien nicht immer einfach ist, da das Kind natürlich schon vom Mileu gezeichnet ist. Der Film kommt zwar ohne große Überraschungen aus, ist aber trotzdem emotional ergreifend und endlich mal mit einem überzeugenden Kinderdarsteller!

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  • Harrison Miller

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Harrison Miller 26 Jul, 2014

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

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  • some_writing

    ★★★ Watched by some_writing 22 Jul, 2014

    Prachtig intieme film.

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