Kes

Kes

Ken Loach's raw, truthful re-telling of Barry Hines' gritty story of a boy's alienation and brutal school life in 1960s Yorkshire. 4.7 out of 5 based on 10 reviews
Kes

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Certificate
Genre Drama
Director Ken Loach
Cast Freddie Fletcher, Lynne Perrie, Colin Welland, Brian Glover, Bob Bowes, Bernard Atha, Zoe Sutherland David Bradley
Studio Kestrel Films
Release Date September 2011
Running Time 110 mins
 

Ken Loach's raw, truthful re-telling of Barry Hines' gritty story of a boy's alienation and brutal school life in 1960s Yorkshire.

Reviews

Empire Magazine

Neil Jeffries

Loach's low-key take is just the right side of sentimental.

13/09/2011

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The Evening Standard

Charlotte O'Sullivan

Jaunty, sad, poetic.

09/09/2011

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The Independent

Anthony Quinn

Loach's beady eye catches it all, but it's the casting of Bradley that was his masterstroke.

09/09/2011

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The Daily Telegraph

Sukhdev Sandhu

Seen today, it still cries its authentic song of rage. It still cuts like a knife.

09/09/2011

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Time Out

David Calhoun

Kes is one of the most astute, engaged films about education and what it takes for kids to be excited about learning or passionate about anything.

08/09/2011

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Total Film

Philip Kemp

Funny, sad, bitingly authentic, Kes resonates with Loach’s anger at the way many kids grow up into narrow, option-free lives.

06/09/2011

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The Observer

Philip French

I note new riches every time I see this film.

11/09/2011

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The Sunday Times

Edward Porter

Here, the film steps beyond harsh realism into gratuitous, bloody-minded misery.

11/09/2011

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Sight & Sound

Jack Ibberson

Loach captures admirably the gritty quality of Northern life.

13/09/2011

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The Economist

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01/01/1900

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