Cool! (2004)

Theo Van Gogh's Cool! tells the tale of three teenage criminals - (Abdel, Jacky, and Jeffrey) - who end up doing time in a juvenile detention center after messing up a bank robbery. Abdel, who has been changed for the better by his time… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 10, 2004
DVD Release Date: October 18, 2005
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer

Cool! clearly aspires to be in the tradition of lost-boys masterpieces Los Olvidados and Pixote, but is too exploitative to succeed as a cautionary tale and too cautious to succeed as an exploitation picture.

Jason Gorber
Film Scouts

It's certainly an enjoyable ride, well directed and performed, but you just can't help but wondering how the boys straight outa Compton would see this sort of thing play out.

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