"Refreshingly well observed...genuine and relevant."
"THE OTHER KIDS has the look and feel of a very intimate documentary…There
is a rawness to the dialogue and a much greater sense of authenticity than one finds in most films about teenagers."
"Honest and compelling."
SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
"One of the best among umpteen screen attempts to capture adolescent turmoil in recent years."
"THE OTHER KIDS could start several conversations about film."
"Captivating. In many ways an updated version of that great 90s
coming-of-age classic Richard Linklater's DAZED AND CONFUSED."
BAY AREA REPORTER
"So honest and natural that it's difficult to guess where life ends and filmmaking begins."
"THE OTHER KIDS shatters teen genre convention. Bold and authentic."
SANTA FE HOMETOWN NEWS
EAST ORLANDO POST
"In his new movie THE OTHER KIDS, San Francisco-based
director Chris Brown captures what it’s really like to be a teen...Extraordinary."
SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER
"Beautifully observed. A seamless collaboration with a group of Tuolumne County high school seniors,
the film meshes reality and fiction to nail the adolescent sensation of being pitched between the present and the future,
and that wobble when banality segues into the life-changing in a blink of the eye.
"A bolt of honesty rarely seen in modern American dramatic film."
"Sometimes funny, often brutal, but always honest, THE OTHER KIDS is a must-see addition to the genre
of coming-of-age films, one that will stand out for its genuine and brave portrayal
of what kids must overcome in the final days of high school."
"Unlike any coming-of-age movie to hit the silver screen."
THE RICHMOND REVIEW
“A potent reminder of a time in every young person’s life when things that in retrospect might seem trivial were
instead so vital and urgent…Brown directs with a non-judgmental curiosity, and the film is never forced, never contrived.”
“Captures some important cross-currents in the national zeitgeist."
TRIAD CITY BEAT
"A bold concept."
"A quiet, sometimes haunting look at teens on the cusp of adulthood. Beautiful, elegant...profound."
HOLLYWOOD IN TOTO
"An understated gem."
ASBURY PARK PRESS
“A caring humanist film in the best sense, an homage to the millions of teenagers
who are not student body presidents or cheerleaders.”
Gerald Peary, critic, THE ARTS FUSE
"The Other Kids is amazing – honest, moving and deeply empathic."
Tim Jackson, BOSTON SOCIETY OF FILM CRITICS
"Bracing, humane and honest."
Michael Tully, founding editor of HAMMER TO NAIL