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January 30, 2022

RATCATACHER — THE CRITERION COLLECTION

ColeSmithey.comLynne Ramsay's 1999 debut feature is a pointless exercise in transgressive Cinema.

Ramsay breaks a fundamental rule of filmmaking, namely that all films should have a life affirming message.

No such luck here.

The national garbage strike of Glasgow, circa 1973, sets the backdrop for a 12-year-old boy who encounters nothing but meanness and neglect in the awful environment around him.

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This is a won't-come-of-age story.

Hopefully Glasgow, Scotland has improved with age; "Ratcatcher" has not.

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Suffer.

Not Rated. 93 mins. 

ZERO STARS

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