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  • kieran

★★☆☆☆

Having the protagonist narrate his diary, effectively opened the audience up to the young boy's life and got us on his side. The problem was that once the conflict was introduced, it never presented a palpable threat. A blandness overtook the potential for true insight into this boy's struggle. The emotional journey, though naturally a resonant one, soon became too predictable.

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  • kieran

★★★☆☆

This film struck gold with its investigations into sports doping, however, the presentation of its discoveries was sloppy. The filmmakers were not clear on what story they were trying to tell, and because of that, many moments are thrown in that didn't contribute to the film's journey. The final product felt like 50% home video and 50% tv news story.

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  • kieran

★★☆☆☆

A supremely silly yet interesting enough premise that unfortunately left it too late to start exploring its underlying ideas. The film relied far too heavily on the toilet humour. The creativity behind the filmmaking team is evident but this felt more than a bit lazy. Anyway - who cares? A couple of years later, the director will go on to direct 'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind'.

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