Hide Your Smiling Faces

2013

Action / Drama

46
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 82%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 55%
IMDb Rating 6.1 10 1501

Synopsis


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Cast

Clark Middleton as Religious Man
720p.BLU
698.28 MB
1280*720
English
NR
23.976 fps
1hr 21 min
P/S 1 / 9

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by mmagliaro 2 / 10

No plot, no questions answered. Poor excuse for an "art" film

Honestly, I've seen plenty of offbeat art films where there is no concrete plot and the movie is really about the angst and emotions of the characters. But even then, I expect something to happen. I expect to see some character development, some questions answered, some conclusions.

This film offers none of those. It is 90 minutes of some kids rambling around after the mysterious death of one of their friends. We never know what they think, how they feel, or how the events affect them. We never know what to think of their parents, or the dead boy's father.

I'm sorry, there is just no plot, no story, not even a thread of one, to hold this thing together. Count how many times one of the characters answers a question, "I don't know" in this film. Every question is answered this way, so you can't form any opinions about any of the characters.

I'll leave you with one final thought. The way the scenes cut from one to the next, with no connective tissue between them, they could be shown in almost any order and it wouldn't make any difference.

Reviewed by takeusthefoxes 10 / 10

Lovely film

The best coming of age film sense THE DYNAMITER . I usually have no problem rambling on about a great film however in the case of hide your smiling faces when you watch it you will understand why i felt nothing more needed to be said, hope you take the time to enjoy these lovely films

Reviewed by tim-arnold777 3 / 10

Wha?

The cinematography was really good. The "boy" antics believable. But any sort of story was kind of non-existent. No character development. No history or back story revealed regarding Ian's family...Eric and Tommy's family for that matter. i guess the viewer is supposed to guess how Ian wound up dead next to the train trestle. Was it a suicide? Was Ian's father's rebuke so devastating he couldn't go on living? And why was Eric's pal suicidal? No explanation there either. Also...where were the daughters? Maybe that's why Eric's buddy wanted to die. He was born into a mid-west sausage-fest farming community where it appeared the only modes of sexual release were farm animals or same-sex friends. The whole Roman-Greco wrestling matches were a bit homo-erotic. Yeah, I wrestled occasionally with my guy friends where spontaneous erections from unintentional or maybe even intentional friction happened...but that all ended by 7th or 8th grade. The only wrestling I did after 14 was in high school gym class because I had to. Once the credits began to roll, I felt as though the writers must have knocked off early or were never there to start with) and nobody could figure out how to end it. Though the moment between Tommy and Ian's dad was touching, I was sort of hoping Ian's dad would give Tommy a reason to use the pistol he took from his shed. Not that I love violence, but the film up to then had been such mealy pap anything would have made it more interesting. I guess it was interesting enough to keep me from turning it off. But just barely.

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