Cuties

Cuties

Cuties

Nominated for both the Crystal Bear at Berlin and the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance, this French drama follows an 11-year-old girl who joins a group of dancers as school - a decision that makes her aware of her own femininity while upsetting her mother's values. The feature debut of Maïmouna Doucouré, who won a directing award at Sundance 2020.

2020Rating: R1696 minsFranceFrench with English subtitles
DramaWorld Cinema
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The Guardian

The Guardian

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Netflix's controversial child exploitation film is bold, flawed - and misunderstood.

Variety

Variety

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Cuties' job is to coil the contrasting messages and spin them until her lead falls down dizzy, which can make the film feel as subtle as a headache.

Screen Daily

Screen Daily

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A film to respect for its audacity, admire for its lead female performance perhaps, but also view as dramatically contrived.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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Writer-director Maïmouna Doucouré's captivating but structurally shaky first feature is stronger on setup than development or payoff, becoming less controlled as its opposing forces of tradition and rebellion collide.

IndieWire

IndieWire

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Although Doucouré steeps Cuties in emotion and experience, she abandons its grace to make crazier gestures.

Film Threat

Film Threat

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The performance of Fathia Youssouf is impressive as she transforms her diminutive, naïve self into a towering force.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Netflix's controversial child exploitation film is bold, flawed - and misunderstood.

Variety

Variety

press

Cuties' job is to coil the contrasting messages and spin them until her lead falls down dizzy, which can make the film feel as subtle as a headache.

Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

A film to respect for its audacity, admire for its lead female performance perhaps, but also view as dramatically contrived.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Writer-director Maïmouna Doucouré's captivating but structurally shaky first feature is stronger on setup than development or payoff, becoming less controlled as its opposing forces of tradition and rebellion collide.

IndieWire

IndieWire

press

Although Doucouré steeps Cuties in emotion and experience, she abandons its grace to make crazier gestures.

Film Threat

Film Threat

press

The performance of Fathia Youssouf is impressive as she transforms her diminutive, naïve self into a towering force.

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