Reviews: Lean on Pete (2018)

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  • [New] | Marco Albanese @ Stanze di Cinema [Italian]
    • Excerpt: Il film di Haigh è pieno di asprezze e desolazione, il suo sguardo sull’america è quello degli ultimi, dei dropouts, in un paese che continua a vivere nell’illusione di sè, ma in fondo il suo Charley può ancora rimettersi a correre, può ancora ricominciare tutto, nonostante gli errori, le ingenuità, la violenza di chi ha conosciuto il fondo.
  • David Bax @ Battleship Pretension
    • Excerpt: It’s the story of two boys, each so full of promise and yet so short on options.
  • Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ Spirituality & Practice
    • Excerpt: A sobering portrait of a boy on his own that reveals the universal yearning for home.
  • JD Duran @ insessionfilm.com
  • James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture
  • Jared Mobarak @ JaredMobarak.com
    • Excerpt: Charley is a scared kid acting on impulse despite there being better ways to handle a lot of what he does. But that’s why the film’s worthwhile. It’s the messiness of his quest and all its missteps that make him feel real. Rather than rebellion or ego, Charley is driven purely by hope.