Lean on Pete ★★★

Vaguely heartbreaking, but also too oddly specific to be taken as more than the sum of its characters' poor decisions. Haigh still strikes me as something of a filmmaker in progress, and as much as I respect his decision to resist visual poetry and anthropomorphism here the ultimate narrative is too deeply embedded with allegorical quest overtones to feel fully served by the lived-in, realistic approach.

58/100