Reviews for ‘Streetwise’ and ‘Tiny: The Life of Erin Blackwell’

Reviews for STREETWISE:

“The ultimate art of STREETWISE is that Bell, Mark, and McCall never assumed it was their story, it was, and is, the children’s film.”
– Michael Blowen, Boston Globe (1985)

“Bell proves uncannily adept at capturing moments that seem to encapsulate a subject’s entire emotional temperature.”
– Chuck Bowen, Slant

“Streetwise is surprising for the frankness of the material it contains. How did the filmmakers get these people to say these things, to allow the cameras into their lives?”
– Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

“For a film about teenagers living rough, squatting in dilapidated and abandoned hotels or homeless on the streets, there is a remarkable amount of poetic beauty in Streetwise.”
– Glenn Dunks, The Film Experience

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“The combination of ‘Streetwise’ and ‘Tiny’ belongs on a short list with ‘Boyhood,’ the ‘Up’ documentaries and ‘Hoop Dreams’ as exemplars of time-capsule filmmaking.”
– Ben Kenigsberg, New York Times

“Erin Blackwell comes through as a life giver. It’s easy to judge her, a lot less easy to take the measure of her spirit and existence.”
– Owen Gleiberman, Variety

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