Larry Clark's controversial Kids
is a film about New York City adolescents walking the AIDS tightrope, but it's also an unblinking look at the dehumanising rituals of growing up. It really doesn't add up to more than the sum of its various shocks--virgin-busting, skinny-dipping, male callousness--overlayed with middle-class disapproval. Clark is hectoring us for cutting kids loose at a terrible time in modern American history, but so are a lot of other people who also offer alternatives and ideas. The film does nothing to push us toward new thoughts, new solutions, new dreams. It is more like a window onto our worst fantasies about what our children are doing out there on the streets. --Tom Keogh, Amazon.com
Powerfful compelling and deeply shocking, 'Kids' spends 24 frenetic hrs with a group og New York teenagers, Skateboarders Telly and Casper hang out, shoplift, do drugs and seduce girls. Jennie follows the pair across the city, desperate to confront them with a terrible truth'kids' is anunflinching depiction of the beauty and tragedy of youth, a story of a single day in which everything and nothing will change.