• Jon_Kissel

    ★★★½ Watched by Jon_Kissel 11 Dec, 2015

    The Dardennes brothers are now 3-for-3 (as far as I know) in making movies featuring troubled young boys. A loose sequel to The Child, in which a teenage father tries to sell his unwanted infant son, The Kid With a Bike catches up with the boy a decade later, now a frustrated product of the Belgian foster care system. The film captures a pivotal moment in the boy's life, as his father puts a concrete end to his relationship with…

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  • mascineporfavor

    ★★★★★ Watched by mascineporfavor 27 Jan, 2016

    speechless. Wonderful film in all ways. I loved it.

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  • PezEspada

    Watched by PezEspada 28 Jan, 2016 1

    Madre mía lo fácil que lo hacen los Dardenne.

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  • Andrew Bemis

    ★★★★ Watched by Andrew Bemis 10 Dec, 2015

    I was excited to catch up with more Dardennes films I hadn't seen after completely loving Two Days, One Night. I still am, and The Kid with a Bike is a very good film, but my response was closer to the one I had with the other Dardennes films I've seen - I admired it a great deal, but wasn't affected as deeply as I was with Two Days, One Night. As the filmmakers' technique is just as sharp here,…

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  • Maca_saurus

    ★★★½ Watched by Maca_saurus 19 Jan, 2016

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    You know what this movie almost made me cry. And I never cry during films. Okay fine maybe that time during Dumbo.This movie will tug at your heartstrings because Samantha is an amazing character and Cyril is a little shit sometimes but he's really a good kid that goes through a lot. SPOILER: The dad is a major asshole. No seriously, he sucks big time.

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  • Matt Hoff

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Matt Hoff 19 Jan, 2016

    A quiet, intimate, portrait of innocence and character. Channeling (and equivocating) the likes of Truffaut and Bresson, Thomas Doret brilliantly leads this modern masterpiece.

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  • K Gopal Krishna

    ★★★ Watched by K Gopal Krishna 09 Jan, 2016

    A simplistic tale about an abandoned kid's detective skills in locating his father. The tantrums and uneasiness he spreads around are a mess for his foster guardian's reach. Although he loves spending his time over on the weekends at her place, his desperation is always a stimulant for his legs to look for his father. The realistic bonding and character progression that goes on the screen are a treat to watch.

    But The Kid With A Bike tells its viewers…

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  • Sandrutzu12

    ★★ Watched by Sandrutzu12 28 Dec, 2015

    Boring, took me 4 hours to finish it.

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  • Sami Abdul-Razzak

    ★★★★ Watched by Sami Abdul-Razzak 20 Dec, 2015

    Only my second Dardenne film (first was Two Days, One Night) but this was pretty great too. Feels incredibly real. I've seen some people complaining that the kids transition was a bit quick, but I thought it made sense considering what he had just been through.

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  • Bethany

    ★★★★ Watched by Bethany 07 Dec, 2015

    This is a really beautiful, sad, and simple movie. A little boy has no home and no one who loves him. His father left with no forwarding address and he fights to find him, certain that somehow it was a mistake. He is not this person. He is not the orphan in the home for unwanted children. That is not his place. He is angry and hurt. He is justified.

    Then he meets his friend. She is pragmatically loving. We…

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  • Josh Kadish

    ★★★★½ Watched by Josh Kadish 11 Dec, 2015

    It's hard not to agree with the sentiment that the Dardennes have ushered in a second coming of Neorealism. It's even harder not to lose yourself in a story this direct and emotional. Something tells me Rosselini would be proud.

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  • kylegarvey

    ★★★ Added by kylegarvey

    Dardennes' 2011 KID WITH A BIKE (with Belgian twerp) or de Sica's 1948 BICYCLE THIEF (with Italian doofus): what sort of middle-European life-positive film about bike ownership do you prefer? I hate to sound so reductive and insultingly plot-centric, but the question's still begged. Please tell me. But what they hey, both are absorbing, even despite faults.

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