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1,178 Ratings

Sweet Sixteen

Directed by Ken Loach
United Kingdom, Germany, 2002


Liam’s Mum is due to be released from prison in time for his 16th birthday. This time, he is determined that things will be different. He dreams of a family life he’s never had. But first he’s got to raise the cash. It’s not long before Liam and his friends’ crazy schemes lead them into trouble.

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Sweet Sixteen Directed by Ken Loach
Mr. Loach once again reaffirms his honored position as one of the world’s most passionate and compassionate filmmakers, a champion of the poor, the depressed and the oppressed for close to 40 years.
May 19, 2003
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The picture remains indelible because of Mr. Loach’s bold, direct framing of the narrative and the casual dynamism of its young star, Martin Compston, making his acting debut.
May 16, 2003
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In a remarkably subtle, assured debut performance, Compston evokes Billy in Loach’s Kes and, in the heartbreaking final seaside shot, Antoine in Truffaut’s 400 Blows.
May 14, 2003
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