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Rocks (2019)

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ROCKS (15) is a popular teenager with big dreams for the future, brilliant friends and an adoring little brother EMMANUEL (7). But her world is turned upside down when her mother suddenly leaves. Determined to stick with her brother and avoid being taken into care against all odds, Rocks leaves her home and hides around London with the help of her loyal - or maybe not so loyal - friends. As each day becomes tougher, Rocks pushes away those who love her and her friendship squad begins to fracture. When the authorities finally catch up with her, there is only one solution: her friends. Rocks and her girls embark on a courageous, joyous and at times precarious journey, bouncing between moments of wisdom and crippling innocence. A film about the resilience and spirit of girlhood.

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Critic Reviews for Rocks

All Critics (22) | Top Critics (6)

The resulting performances - lively, giddy and authentic - define the movie, while the lovely upbeat ending sweetens an otherwise stinging social critique.

October 15, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Rocks is a film about youthful potential and the miracle of watching it flower in unpropitious soil. It's a pleasure to behold.

October 14, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

This potent work about stolen childhood deserves attention because of the freshness of the cast and because it confirms that Gavron is a director to watch.

October 7, 2019 | Full Review…

The movie's optimism comes from the way it was put together, as an after-school collective between filmmakers, volunteers and girls like Bakray, who met screenwriter Theresa Ikoko years before cameras began to roll.

September 15, 2019 | Rating: A | Full Review…

This film is such a rush of vitality. It rocks.

September 13, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

With exuberant naturalism from its non-professional actors, and a standout performance from Kosar Ali as Rocks's best friend, the film covers the highs and lows of female adolescence with compelling sensitivity.

September 9, 2019 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

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