Petits Frères
Petits Frères (2001)

Spunky Talia makes her extreme displeasure known when her stepfather returns after an unexplained year-long absence. She suspects him of molesting her younger sister, but their mother is blinded by her mate's paycheck. So when her… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 18, 2001
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Critic Score: 62% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Kevin Maynard
Mr. Showbiz

Worth checking out -- especially for the naturalistic performances by the feisty Touly and the rest of the young cast.

Jessica Winter
Village Voice

Doillon's ease with young performers is again seamlessly evident.

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Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International

The unforced performances are crucial in maintaining the film's sense of realism and immediacy.

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Gene Seymour
Newsday

The kids are fascinating to watch throughout.

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Brent Simon
Entertainment Today

Cinematic loitering... enough to make you yearn for the halcyon days of, ya know, adulthood...

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Ken Fox
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Its final scenes are so slapdash and rambling that one wonders whether the young actors have assumed writing and directing duties as well.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

Captures the vulnerability and aimlessness of its unfortunate characters with a heart-in-your-throat rawness.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

French director Jacques Doillon has a knack for presenting in natural ways the hardships and challenges of youth.

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Francesca Dinglasan
Boxoffice Magazine

Tries to cover too many very serious topics in too short a time.

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