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Foxfire (15)

Crime, Drama

Set in the 1950s, a a group of young girls in upstate New York form their own gang.

The critical consensus

Cantet's latest is long but never drags, offering a frequently thrilling evocation of teen lives. Proof that The Class and Time Out were no pan flashes.

****(*)Angie Errigo, Empire Online.

It may not be among Cantet's finest, but it's a bold film by a bold director, a challenging take on a totemic aspect of American myth – high-school rebellion – that's rarely been treated as a political issue, still less a feminist one.

Jonathan Romney, The Independent, 10/08/2013

Some of the newcomers are pretty good, but the drama is overlong and stilted.

**(*)(*)(*)Siobhan Synnot, The Scotsman, 11/08/2013

The girls, even when they smoke, curse and rob lecherous men, aren't remotely convincing as teen delinquents.

**(*)(*)(*)Geoffrey Macnab, The Independent, 08/08/2013

Foxfire never feels long; though it unravels a little in its final act, when a faintly implausible kidnap plot takes over. Still, the passion and sincerity of the performers carries the day.

****(*)Andrew Pulver, The Guardian, 08/08/2013

The acting is often frighteningly good, and a little coda set some years later is fascinating.

Philip French, The Observer, 11/08/2013

Where and when?

General release. Check local listings for show times.

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