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Gomovies

The Other Side

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Roberto Minervini goes to Louisiana, where he documents drug addicts and anti-government militias. The two residents of Louisiana go about their daily routines of shooting up and shooting their mouths off.
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CRITICS OF "The Other Side"
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Reeling Reviews
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August 22, 2016

Cowriter (with Denise Ping Lee)/director Roberto Minervini has found a forgotten pocket of America that exemplifies the rage evident in the 2016 presidential race and, at least in the section devoted to Mark, it is a surprisingly complex picture.
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Globe and Mail
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June 10, 2016

In the end, the power of Minervini's pseudo-fiction gives way to a much blander version of pseudo-reality.
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Variety
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May 20, 2016

Miraculously [manages] to find a serene beauty amid so much desperation and squalor, honoring its characters without letting them off easy.
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Boston Globe
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August 31, 2016

Look away at your own peril.
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Hollywood Reporter
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May 20, 2016

It's ultimately hard to tell if the movie is trying to render its subjects with some humanity or otherwise if it's taking advantage of all these poor, beautiful losers.
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Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
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June 30, 2016

If you want to get a sense of that broader spectrum -- and of some of the most exciting, unnerving filmmaking being done in the United States -- see The Other Side. And come to understand just how apt its title is.
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In These Times
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June 22, 2016

Minervini's movie is a reality show, but one busy challenging our presumptions, not validating our isolation.
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The Young Folks
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July 14, 2016

It's the little details that hit the hardest in Roberto Minervini's new documentary The Other Side-an exploration of extreme poverty in northern Louisiana ...
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Newcity
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July 21, 2016

It's like Larry Clark with stakes, with a beating heart, or Harmony Korine with candor instead of vaudeville. Whatever the mix of truth to fiction, a sense of authenticity pervades each gesture.
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HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
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June 17, 2016

I acknowledge this film's power, and still feel uneasy about it -- and unsure of its point. But there's no question that in many scenes, it captures remarkable details.
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Chicago Reader
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July 21, 2016

Minervini has captured a segment of American society too often ignored and mocked, but sometimes he's overtaken by the urge to romanticize decrepitude.
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RogerEbert.com
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May 20, 2016

An immersive, almost harrowingly naturalistic plunge into the lives of marginal Louisianans obsessed with guns, drugs and belligerent resentments.
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