"A hard-hitting, dark and tragic story that rarely
-- Gunnar Rehlin, VARIETY
"By the end of the film, our hearts will burn and break for Lilya."
-- Michael Wilmington, CHICAGO TRIBUNE
Moodysson, a young Swedish director, crafts a stunner of a film
out of familiar turf."
-- Peter Travers, ROLLING STONE
is portrayed by Oksana Akinshina, who gives a dynamic, heartbreaking
-- V.A. Musetto, NEW YORK POST
a gorgeous and extraordinarily poised young actress, can switch
in a flash from wounded kid to jaded know-it-all."
-- Carla Meyer, SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
a former poet, directs with an accomplished mix of lyricism and
-- Michael Rechtshaffen, HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
has an impressive ability to show the world from the perspective
of children, and to elicit naturalistic performances from his youthful
-- Tom Dawson, BBCI FILMS
Moodysson brings us yet another amazingly realistic and engaging
drama about society punctuated with both humor and grittiness."
-- Rich Cline, FILM THREAT
but its chronicle of a young innocent's ordeal is a hauntingly vivid
-- Kevin Lally, FILM JOURNAL INTERNATIONAL