Hide Your Smiling FacesHD Closed Captioning
Daniel Patrick Carbone
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About the Movie
A dreamlike portrait of adolescence unfolds over one hot, hazy summer, as two young brothers must come to terms with a friend's mysterious death.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 46
- Fresh: 38
- Rotten: 8
- Average Rating: 7.1/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: "Hide Your Smiling Faces" conveys life as the boys experience it: a pungent mixture of boredom, curiosity, fear and mischievousness, along with an anxious sense of being trapped.
Fresh: Narratively oblique yet emotionally acute.
Fresh: Environment is very much a character here, and it's movingly apparent that Carbone, with sensitive cooperation from cinematographer Nick Bentgen, shot the film where he grew up.
Rotten: [It] focuses on unspoken adolescent feelings instead of familiar puerile events, with cliches held at arm's length. Unfortunately, Hide Your Smiling Faces is so slow it could use a few action sequences to speed things up.
Hide Your Smiling Faces
One of the best films about the loneliness of adolescence within a family I have ever seen.
this is one of the best movies i have seen all year! impeccable storytelling and absolutely stunning to watch. recommending to all my friends - a gut-wrenching yet poignant coming of age movie. must see
Gut wrentching and inspiring
One of the best coming of age movies in recent memory, Hide your smiling faces is a masterful portal of trying to grow up in a confusing world. Where everything is seemingly falling apart. A friends tragic and meaningless death sets off a series of events that help the kids of the small town learn to cope with what life throws at them am carry on. Learning what it means to grow up.