Laura’s review published on Letterboxd:
ken loach makes films that when i finish them i say to myself “i think that was good?” and then 10 minutes later i burst into tears.
reminiscent of both ratcatcher & where is the friend’s house (which are probably my two favorite films) but in classic loach style, it doesn’t let you hold onto hope for quite as long. the classroom scene where everyone hangs on billy’s words as he tells them how he trained kes felt hopeful as i watched it, but comes back & hits you at the end when you see billy is still trapped. he wants to give something else the freedom that he doesn’t have, but is unable to do so.
anyway you see why i am crying now 😔