Anything to do with rebels and gangs hold's me right in but this lacks a certain power that's not something you're already expecting. I wouldn't say it's a waste of time, it's rather enjoyable (the music is amazing. I haven't heard Timber Timbre in anything before so that's a breath of fresh air for me) but it doesn't pull you in which is sadly disappointing for a Cantet film.
Disappointing. Essentially a 'Stand by me' coming-of-age tale that, while the tech specs are all great, feels to be lacking in heart. The writing is clichéd and surprisingly disengaged considering the revelations in Cantets previous work 'The Class'. We know where it's headed from the start which isn't a bad thing it's just that there are no new insights in what could have been a powerful feminist comment. 3 stars