Head On
Head On (1999)

This bold feature homes in on the confused world of its 19-year-old hero, Ari. Over a 24-hour period he confronts both his sexuality and his Greek background. Uncompromising and dynamic, pic, adapted from the book LOADED by Christos… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 3, 2000
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Critic Score: 61% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader

Director Ana Kokkinos has an eye for local color but spends little time developing the supporting characters.

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E! Online

Although Head On has a certain rude power, it's definitely not a date flick.

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Ben Falk
Empire Magazine

Kinetic, at times shocking, and -- as the title suggests -- constantly in your face, this is a film that may be narrow in scope but is awfully big in heart.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

In a way, the film is a kissing cousin to the 1960s kitchen sink dramas of the British cinema and the working-class angst of German director Rainer Werner Fassbinder.

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David Noh
Film Journal International

Ari comes off as little more than a self-centered, bigoted layabout, contemptuous of anyone who works for a living and a trial to his family.

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Michael Dequina

A film more easily admired than enjoyed, but there is much to admire in this bold, unsettling film.

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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

Anyone of any generation who has ever felt at odds with his or her environment can identify with the characters in Head On.

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Bruce Kirkland
Jam! Movies

It seems to parade its anger instead of explaining it or putting it in a dramatic context. It's a rant, not a drama.

Tim Cogshell
Boxoffice Magazine

There are some powerful moments in this rambling day-in-the-life odyssey.

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