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Ratings & Reviews

  1. SafeStanding's rating of the film Kicks

    Interesting theme and concept of teenage obsession but not particularly well executed and lacked credibility. All far too Disney-like at times.

  2. Penelope q's rating of the film Kicks

  3. klofter's rating of the film Kicks

    A film with good intentions but flat execution. The King of Comedyesque kidnapping plot and Chekov's gun don't amount to much, except the inexorable self-destruction of everyone involved. The film tries to milk some sort of emotional closure out of the proceedings at the end, but can't pull it off. Not quite sure it works as the study of a specific socio-psychological milieu either...

  4. lewiswalsh's rating of the film Kicks

    Really enjoyed it. Beautifully shot and well acted. Has very little football (mercifully!)

  5. raggiodisole's rating of the film Kicks

    how skewed lives can be when the struts that so many of us get to take for granted are absent. one parent visible only in the form of a note, all other grown-up so hopelessly flawed. a pretty nihilistic view of life

  6. Adam Whybray's rating of the film Kicks

    Teenage kicks so hard to get... A really impressive performance by Kerrie Hayes - endearing; brittle; vulnerable; assured; scary - that the rest of the film never quite coheres around. Ladytron on the soundtrack too!

  7. anwoody's rating of the film Kicks

    Interesting theme (stardom and fandom), and well directed and edited. Characters are rather under-developed and plot is a bit thin. Feels like a polished student film.

  8. Alice's rating of the film Kicks

    A bitter sweet gem of a film, totally captured a time (which is still close to us now, but will one day seem by-gone).

  9.'s rating of the film Kicks

    Gritty, bleak look into an adolescent obsession allowed to run off the rails in the absence of any parental love and control. Also a fairly damning indictment of misogynistic celebrity culture in the 70s.