Stevie (2003)

In the early '80s, Steve James was a student at Southern Illinois University who volunteered for the local Big Brother program and served as a mentor for Stephen Dale Fielding (Stevie for short), a troubled 11-year-old boy with unhappy… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: April 11, 2003
DVD Release Date: September 9, 2003
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Consensus: Poignant documentary that's hard to forget.

Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press

Stevie is a tough movie to watch and an even tougher one to leave, because once you're involved you're implicated.

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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News

A haunting documentary/ personal essay that provokes violently mixed feelings toward both subject and filmmaker.

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John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

emotionally drains while steadfastly refusing to provide easy solutions

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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

A spectacle of suffering and liberal guilt.

Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

Filmmaker James -- whose wife is a social worker -- should be applauded for his courage and commitment.

Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer

... a potent reminder that grace, healing, and resolution are possible for the most broken of families.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

A powerful chronicle of a human life.

Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Some viewers will feel moved to tears of compassion, and others will point to Stevie Fielding as an argument for more barbed wire on the prison walls. But there's no denying this is an important film.

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Jason Gorber
Film Scouts

This is a groundbreaking and important film, and I think its impact will be lost in the shuffle.

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