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  1. nedjma's rating of the film Swagger

    Making people talk in a genuine way about themselves is a talent much more subtle - and praiseworthy - than any pseudo-engaged documentaries that want to affirm the truth of people despite themselves. Bravo !

  2. Fab S's rating of the film Swagger

    Un film qui a le mérite de montrer une situation de fait et ce sans concessions. Un film qui rétablit la dignité des habitants de ces quartiers

  3. Elena Cosmanescu's rating of the film Swagger

  4. bingbongjones's rating of the film Swagger

    i remember there's a photo of me with mickey mouse. i'd like to burn that photo.

  5. captainfez's rating of the film Swagger

  6. Kevin Matthews's rating of the film Swagger

    I like the idea of this documentary, which speculates almost as much as it observes. Youngsters speak about their lives, their dreams, and what they feel about growing up in France. Unfortunately, a few personalities shine out while others aren't given enough time and exposure.

  7. Shane Ewen's rating of the film Swagger

    "Even the ugly things are beautiful." Quite.

  8. mpho3's rating of the film Swagger

    "With a mix of one-on-one interviews and impressively staged bursts of pure fiction — including a drone sequence where a fleet of CG spaceships invade the housing projects — Swagger oscillates between a documentary chronicle and something more imaginative, uncovering pockets of creativity behind the rough setting." - Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter

  9. Diego Uvence's rating of the film Swagger

    Remarkable ability to make ordinary kids endearing characters. Remind me of Silvano Agosti’s D’amore si vive.

  10. yemithepouwny's rating of the film Swagger

    This film perfectly shows the power of storytelling. It was incredibly moving. Some choices in the filmmaking are extremely creative, making the film very refreshing! It's a 5/5 for me, no doubt!

  11. GEMMA's rating of the film Swagger

    Interesante la realidad desde los ojos de unos adolescentes que no parecen tenerlo facil. El relato es como un cuento dentro de esa dura realidad. Los protagonistas consiguen poner color al presente que viven y al futuro que se avecina.

  12. Juan Javier's rating of the film Swagger

    Conmovedora aunque quizá optimista más de la cuenta

  13. aconeyisland's rating of the film Swagger

    Barack Obama is the politician I like the most, his wife wears Alexander McQueen….

  14. Superfrog's rating of the film Swagger

    Very good interview/play sequences of people who are both very French and feel/made to feel excluded from frenchness. A really good watch as well.

  15. andrei amărfoaie's rating of the film Swagger

    nice portraits for the talking heads, too much "direction" for whatever dramatisation intended. should have kept it honest and not so "music video" related. word!

  16. Aravind Bala's rating of the film Swagger

    Great documentary, that let's the kids do the talkin!

  17. David Perez's rating of the film Swagger

    What Larry Clark's film "Kids" would have been if it were an after-school Hallmark special. Saccarine, safe, entirely 'missable.' Negative stars.

  18. Pedro Videira's rating of the film Swagger

    So simple and at the same time so powerful. integration in the paper is a good theory, in reality more complex

  19. Creighton Blinn's rating of the film Swagger

    I could have done without all the reenactments and/or staged scenes. However, the actual interviews with the kids are compelling and carry the film, even if the director felt that they needed more flash . . .

  20. José Neves's rating of the film Swagger

    PC/TV screen. It's sympathetic Babinet's willingness to find a distinct form from the one that has marked and trivialized the current documentary cinema - see the articulation in/off of testimonials with images referring to other individuals, generating an idea of an affections' community. However, its intentions of being cool and stylized intervenes so often that in the end turns out being something/somehow fake.

  21. riraru's rating of the film Swagger

    Liebreizende junge Leute, die eine Problemviertel-Schule besuchen, erzählen von ihrem Leben und teilen ihre schlauen Ansichten. Das allein ist schon toll zu sehen, dazu dann aber noch das für eine Doku ungewönhliche Licht, die Kamera, "künstliche" Schnitte. Hätte daneben gehen können, funktioniert aber super; alles sehr originell. Bitte Swagger 2 in zehn Jahren: Ich wüsste gern, was aus den ganzen Sympathen wird.

  22. Luis's rating of the film Swagger

    Reveladora. La otra cara de la Francia de revista. Reveladora, cruda y tierna. Impecable fotografía.

  23. Elena Lazic's rating of the film Swagger

  24. Richard Tines's rating of the film Swagger

    A tale of outsiders, and outsiders amongst outsiders (there are degrees) first the juxtaposition between interviews (sans interviewer) and the stagy scenes wears the patience, until you realize they're not stagings, but reenactments...through some deft editing, the filmaker weaves a strand between these disparate kids, and in the end shows/proves that humanity's common thread is the little, everyday things....

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