Kes 1970

Critics score:
100 / 100

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Vincent Canby, New York Times: Loach is not a director of notable style, nor can he often refuse the obvious shot, but he seems to have a remarkable talent for handling actors and obtaining performances that are truly memorable. Read more

Andrea Gronvall, Chicago Reader: A classic of British social realism. Read more

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: Kes is Loach at his best. Read more

Dave Calhoun, Time Out: Kes is one of the most astute, engaged films about education and what it takes for kids to be excited about learning or passionate about anything, really, whether in the classroom or roaming the fields with a feathered friend. Read more

Variety Staff, Variety: Simply, the filmmakers have brought the background of the boy's life vividly into reality. Read more