At this point, it's probably futile to expect some sort of change in direction from the Dardenne brothers. Which means that "Le jeune Ahmed" is not uninteresting, but also just another undistinguished entry into their filmography.
With all the discussions about westerns updated for the modern age, here's an example of how it should be done: archetypical characters move in a story that is born out of the circumstances and political situation of today. Stringent, gripping and surprisingly funny. (8/10)
Quite a hunting drama about domestic violence, in which Cronenberg already grapples with one of his recurring themes, the physiological manifestation of psychological problems. Great performances across the board.