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90
Variety
Belzberg's unsparing camera sometimes portrays a level of cruelty that tests viewers' tolerance, but her fearless aesthetic is also a measure of the film's brilliant indictment of any society that can allow its most vulnerable to slip into oblivion.
90
A horror story, told with Dickensian compassion, permeating outrage, and little hope.
90
New York Magazine (Vulture)
Belzberg doesn't intervene during the moments of violence, believing that the film can force social change only by showing the worst. If she is correct, then this film should move mountains.
88
New York Daily News
First-time filmmaker Edet Belzberg may be the first person to assign any value to the lives of the homeless Romanian youngsters featured in her harrowing documentary.
80
A singularly depressing film. In the face of such unrelieved, grinding poverty, hope fades.
80
Homelessness is all too familiar to many inhabitants of the world's wealthiest cities, but rarely has the situation seemed so hopeless, or its victims so desperate.
75
New York Post
A powerful piece of filmmaking.

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