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2015 1h 39m Drama List
83% Tomatometer 6 Reviews 74% Audience Score 50+ Ratings
After moving in with his father in a rural town, a teenager must choose between telling the truth and protecting the people he loves. Read More Read Less

Critics Reviews

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Max Goldberg Cinema Scope In spite of its artfully slow pace Sparrows is bustling with clich. Nov 29, 2017 Full Review Luis Martínez El Mundo (Spain) The intention of this film is to show the dirty aspects of a perfect society in a broken and cold way. [Full review in Spanish] Rated: 3/5 Sep 9, 2016 Full Review Carlos Marañón Cinemanía (Spain) A film that truly manage to show that failure can unite people. [Full review in Spanish] Rated: 4/5 Sep 5, 2016 Full Review Carlos Bonfil La Jornada Rnar Rnarsson sets his story in a social climate of hostility, where sexual initiation is strongly linked to the macho swagger, and where the young educated in the city will feel rejected. [Full review in Spanish] Mar 31, 2016 Full Review Brian Roan The Film Stage Sparrows allows us an unsparing glimpse into a life we might never know ourselves. Rated: B- Feb 20, 2016 Full Review Amber Wilkinson Eye for Film What marks Rnarsson's film out from so many similar coming-of-age film is its strong sense of place and the inner strength of his central character. Rated: 4/5 Nov 5, 2015 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member La tipica historia de padre e hijo narrada de forma austera y cautivante. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/15/23 Full Review Audience Member Be careful of this deceitful film. Ninety per cent of it is about a schoolboy who looks like a Michelangelo and sings divinely, his charming school kid friends, his wise grandmother and his immature rough-artist father who has to grow up as the boy is starting to grow up. You are sitting back enjoying the Icelandic scenery and quaint lifestyles. Then there is warning shot, literally, a scene of shooting a seal for sport - the shot seems to have missed, one hopes. Then the boy is sexually abused. Then his schoolgirl girlfriend is raped and duped like a fool. So the film leads you along thinking it is an intelligent piece and finishes by displaying voyeuristic child abuse. Half a star, for the beautiful seal. Minus many stars for the sexist, sly effort to get this kind of despicable pornography into mainstream cinema. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/15/23 Full Review Read all reviews

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Synopsis After moving in with his father in a rural town, a teenager must choose between telling the truth and protecting the people he loves.
Rúnar Rúnarsson
Mikkel Jersin, Rúnar Rúnarsson
Rúnar Rúnarsson
Production Co
Nimbus Film
Original Language
1h 39m