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      Stevie

      R Released Mar 28, 2003 2 hr. 25 min. Documentary List
      91% 76 Reviews Tomatometer 89% 2,500+ Ratings Audience Score After not seeing his younger friend for several years, documentary director Steve James decides to catch up with the Illinois boy he once mentored. No longer the nerdy preteen James once knew, Stephen Fielding is now a damaged adult who has had repeated problems with the law. While reproaching himself for not maintaining a closer relationship with his old friend, James tries to understand Fielding's evolution from abused child to a man convicted of serious crimes. Read More Read Less
      Stevie

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      Poignant documentary that's hard to forget.

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      Audience Member This is one of the most powerful movies I've ever seen. Almost unbelievable that its true. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/29/23 Full Review Audience Member Wow. I really had know idea what I was hitting play to watch. I love documentaries and pushed play on this one so I didn’t spend hours looking through the lot. This film moved me. Like beyond words moved me. I felt so many emotions. I’m a mother of two daughters and never thought I could feel compassion for any sexual predator. Please know the film comes from a perspective of a total documentary. Non biased. I didn’t see a preview, so I had no idea what I hit play on. It touched a part of my soul that will reflect back and question things within our social structure for our future generations. It will make you think. It will make you feel. Hopefully, it will make you help make a change in our broken system. Victims=Victims. Wrong is sooooo very wrong. But it did make me see the compassionate side to “why”. Or at least for this very personal story. It really does make for “it takes a village” motto to our youth. Make a difference. Spend time. Share love and laughter. Be a voice to those who don’t have one. Spread love! ❤️ Help others! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 11/11/19 Full Review Audience Member This movie, while sad and disturbing in spots, is a hidden gem on Tubi. Especially of you're someone that enjoys picking up something new each time you watch it. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/24/23 Full Review Audience Member A warts and all documentary detailing the personal and legal troubles of a man child in Southern Illinois. Murica' Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Rednecks are always riveting TV, but James is a schmuck for this. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/09/23 Full Review alex k My Favorite Film Is 1941's Citizen Kane. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Terry Lawson Detroit Free Press Stevie is a tough movie to watch and an even tougher one to leave, because once you're involved you're implicated. Rated: 3/4 Aug 14, 2003 Full Review Christy Lemire Denver Rocky Mountain News Rated: C+ Jul 4, 2003 Full Review Newsday Rated: 4/4 May 28, 2003 Full Review Taylor Baker Drink in the Movies These charges are the backdrop of the rest of the film. Will Stevie go to prison or not? Should he go to prison or not? It's hard to frame the previous minutes with Stevie... Rated: 90/100 Aug 19, 2021 Full Review Sarah Boslaugh Playback:stl ...captures an unusually candid portrait of grinding rural poverty. Rated: 8/10 Aug 19, 2016 Full Review John A. Nesbit Old School Reviews emotionally drains while steadfastly refusing to provide easy solutions Rated: B Apr 5, 2012 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis After not seeing his younger friend for several years, documentary director Steve James decides to catch up with the Illinois boy he once mentored. No longer the nerdy preteen James once knew, Stephen Fielding is now a damaged adult who has had repeated problems with the law. While reproaching himself for not maintaining a closer relationship with his old friend, James tries to understand Fielding's evolution from abused child to a man convicted of serious crimes.
      Director
      Steve James
      Executive Producer
      Robert May, Gordon Quinn
      Distributor
      Lionsgate Films
      Production Co
      Kartemquin Films, SenArt Films
      Rating
      R (Descriptions of Abuse|Language)
      Genre
      Documentary
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Mar 28, 2003, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Aug 12, 2014
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $97.0K
      Sound Mix
      Surround
      Aspect Ratio
      Flat (1.85:1)