Rhymes For Young Ghouls
Rhymes For Young Ghouls (2014)

Eye-catching feature about a teenage. Aboriginal. Revenge-seeking drug-dealer Red Crow Mi'g Maq reservation, 1976: By government decree, every Indian child under the age of 16 must attend residential school. In the kingdom of the Crow,… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: November 24, 2014
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Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader

As a history lesson about Canada's unjust treatment of Native Americans, it's often eye-opening, but as storytelling it's clunky and highly familiar, and the period re-creation is seldom convincing.

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Bruce Demara
Toronto Star

With a tone alternating between mournful, defiant and hopeful, Rhymes for Young Ghouls is a rewarding experience by a talented director who's sure to make his mark on Canadian cinema.

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Michael Rechtshaffen
Los Angeles Times

Writer-director Barnaby weaves a surprising amount of tenderness into the fabric of violence, as well as a good measure of magic realism, to keep the gritty story engaging.

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Jason Gorber
TwitchFilm

The film is told with a mix of lyricism and kicks to the gut, and is all the better for these shifts in tonality. It's remarkable how the narrative feels both highly specific to this community, yet near mythic in a more universal, classic sense.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

Barnaby puts a mythic frame around a grim history, shaping it in a way that feels always like a creative adventure, not a duty.

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Flixster Audience Score: 79% Flixster User Reviews
Edward Boxler
A dark, gritty, and at times supernatural crime drama about life on a Native reserve that opens your eyes to the injustice being done to this people and makes… More