By Alice King
Updated March 17, 2020 at 02:55 AM EDT
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Children Underground

B+
type
  • Movie
genre

It’s difficult to recommend a film about troubled children — here, hardcore Romanian street kids — that lacks even a glimmer of hope. However, grim as the Oscar-nominated Underground can be, with its shots of zoned-out preteen paint huffers, heartless brutality, and frustratingly helpless social workers, the doc’s very unsentimentality is its greatest strength. A happy ending would let the viewer off the hook; as it stands, the filmall but demands action.

Children Underground

type
  • Movie
genre
mpaa
director
  • Edet Belzberg

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