Kids (1995)

Telly is a New York teen who has a goal to de-flower as many virgins as he can. When one of his old encounters discovers that she is H.I.V.-positive, after only one encounter with a guy, Telly remains undaunted.

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Rated: NC-17
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: July 28, 1995
DVD Release Date: June 11, 1997
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Critic Score: 48% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Janet Maslin
New York Times

Frightening, frank and serious, a wake-up call to the world.

James Berardinelli

Kids shows what transpires when children are set adrift in a heartless world, and warns us what happens -- and is already happening -- in the absence of love and guidance.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Exploitative, gross, and despicable...

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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle

None of the advance hype on Kids can prepare you for the raw, stripped-down reality that Larry Clark captures in his astonishing first film.

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Rita Kempley
Washington Post

Kids, a disturbingly voyeuristic look at adolescent promiscuity, is virtually child pornography disguised as a cautionary documentary.

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John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

There really are some kids who think like this, and these are the kids who should see this film

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Kids is the kind of movie that needs to be talked about afterward.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

Ostensibly about the banality of youthful evil, Kids is simply about its own banality.

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Cole Smithey

Pedophilia, pedophilia, pedophilia.

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Flixster Audience Score: 77% Flixster User Reviews
Lucas Martins
Heavy and shocking, Kids is a portrait of the mentality, and social behavior from New York City teenagers in the beginning of the 90's. With a bold… More
Sam Barnett
And I thought "Dazed and Confused" was a realistic depiction of teenagers...
Carlos Magalhães
Like a car accident that you can't avert your eyes from, this is an unsettling display of sociopathy and delinquency on the part of a group of hateful,… More
Unknown Hobo
While I understand why this movie was made and what it was trying to put across, I felt that it missed a couple of notes and in actual fact painted the lives of… More
Spencer S.
In the nineties there was definitely a place for this kind of movie; shocking because it was obviously a true portrayal of what youth culture can be responsible… More
paul oh
This movie goes hard. Deflorations to HIV, there is just so much chaos in this world for youths. The story was fantastic and the acting was somewhat real!… More