Quietly involving drama has modest commercial potential, but merits further fest travel and consideration by quality cable/disc programmers.
An extended torture-porn riff that stubbornly refuses to deepen in terms of character or thematic insight, despite impressive stylistic command.
Sweet-natured "Super Hero Party Clown" gently ribs comicbook-derived cinema cliches by reducing them to absolute basics, minus the superheroics.
A solid charmer that ingratiates from start to finish.
Pic illuminates with unusual clarity the daily, never-more-relevant struggle of what it's like to be poor in the U.S.