The problem is Singer has little interest in applying the principles of storytelling to his stylised black-and-white footage. As such, it feels like the patronising beat underlying meandering personal interviews and vignettes is ‘Look! This person is human!’ ‘Guys, guys! So is this person!’ While this might be a helpful lesson to some, viewers already aware that homeless people are, yes, people will find little of substance to take away.
Sophie Monks Kaufman
January 23, 2014