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The Selfish Giant (2013)


A hyperactive boy and his best friend, a slow-witted youth with an affinity for horses, start collecting scrap metal for a shady dealer.

The Selfish Giant (2013)

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Released Year: 2013
Runtime: 91 minutes
Genre: Drama
Directors: Clio Barnard
Writers: Clio Barnard

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A hyperactive boy and his best friend, a slow-witted youth with an affinity for horses, start collecting scrap metal for a shady dealer.

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100
The Telegraph - Robbie Collin
So hauntingly perfect is Barnard’s film, and so skin-pricklingly alive does it make you feel to watch it, that at first you can hardly believe the sum of what you have seen.
100
Variety - Guy Lodge
The film’s turn toward the tragic is hardly untelegraphed, but its emotional blows still land with crushing precision.
100
Total Film - Paul Bradshaw
Carried aloft by the remarkable performances of her two young leads, Clio Barnard’s poignant, unflinching slice of hard-knock-life grips tight and lingers long. Britain’s definitely got talent.
83
The Playlist - Jessica Kiang
The Selfish Giant preaches compassion by showing us in its very closing moments, the fathomless goodness that can lie beneath even the spittingest, snarlingest exterior.
80
The Guardian - Peter Bradshaw
This is a fine film, which cements Barnard's growing reputation as one of Britain's best film-makers.

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