Buffalo Girls
Buffalo Girls (2012)

An unflinching look at Thailand's underground world of child boxers - of which there are over 30,000 - BUFFALO GIRLS tells the story of two 8 year-old girls who are professional Muay Thai prizefighters. Set in small villages throughout… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 11, 2013
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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times

It's difficult to say if Kellstein's approach to these difficult cultural dilemmas is meant to leave the audience to decide for themselves or if he can't figure it out either.

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Richard Kuipers

Tthe burning question of child safety and long-term physical effects of fists-and-feet Muay Thai boxing is all but absent.

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Brent Simon
Shared Darkness

A surprising and sad glimpse into an unusual and heretofore largely unknown subculture, but one that feels frustratingly aimless.

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Mark Jenkins

Stam, Pet and their families don't seem to think much about what they're doing. Neither does Buffalo Girls.

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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice

Buffalo Girls hews close to the experience at hand, which sometimes feels a little too much like a normal leading-up-to-the-big-game Undefeated-style sports doc.

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Scott Wold
Paste Magazine

The audience has been delighted to spend some time with a couple of remarkable young ladies.

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Noel Murray
AV Club

Kellstein gives viewers more or less the same show that the fans and gamblers get.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

A story that, though sickly fascinating, is as crudely rendered as its images.

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Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine

Todd Kellstein doesn't allow you to entirely indulge convenient (though understandable and perhaps irresistible) armchair outrage.

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