Conclusion: I won't blame you if, while watching 'The Kid with a Bike', you feel like you want to throttle young Cyril. It seems predestined that a person like Samantha is out there. Her endless patience and selflessness are beautifully affecting. One of the most likeable movie characters in recent memory.
Conclusion: I thought that Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne's The Kid With a Bike was one of the very best films to be released on Blu-ray in 2012. It is fantastic to see that it is now also available in the United States.
Conclusion: The Kid With a Bike is a simple yet profoundly moving film by two of European cinema's best directors. So far this year, it is one of the very best films I've seen released on Blu-ray. Hopefully, a U.S. Blu-ray release isn't too far behind.
Excerpt: In the films of Belgian brothers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne , the characters move restlessly within fences and walls both real and imagined, often bumping hard against the limits that confine them.