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Twelve-year-old Cyril (Thomas Doret), all coiled anger and furious motion, is living in a group home but refuses to believe he has been rejected by his single father (Summer Hours’ Jérémie Renier). He spends his days frantically trying to reach the man, over the phone or on his beloved bicycle. It is only the patience and compassion of Samantha (Hereafter’s Cécile de France), the stranger who agrees to care for him, that offers the boy the chance to move on. Spare and unsentimental but deeply imbued with a heart-rending tenderness, The Kid with a Bike is an arresting work from the great Belgian directors Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne (Rosetta), masters of the empathetic action film.
Sort of a "Boyhood" all in a couple days' span. A beautiful demonstration of how important it is, and how hard sometimes, to fulfill the admonition "only connect."Published 10 days ago by Rev. Richard Chrisman, Ph.D.
Enjoyed this movie - I prefer to rent movies but this one wasn't available at our local rental store.Published 7 months ago by James J. Cole
What I saw as a main theme: forgiveness, hope and perseverance. Just a good movie to watch.Published 8 months ago by squareroot
Absolutely, without question, the best film of 2012. It is the Dardenne brothers most accessible film and, as with all of their films, well thought out and impeccably executed on... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Nick Carraway