Schmalzler’s review published on Letterboxd:
Superb devastating. While at times surely calculating and forcing emotions the harsh reality of the world never gets lost and the beginning sets the downbeat keynote to the incriminating gut punching end.
As the kid running away from home comes to a dirty amusement park it seems empty as there was no fun, no happiness anymore in this world and all one could do is make their own false amusement happen. A few scenes later he stand before the running park with laughing people and one realizes that there still is deafening fun - just not for him.