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The best social documents on film do more than show you what's wrong in the world – they make it personal. Bully does that with a passion.
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The purpose of Bully is to educate and promote discussion. If the problem is not solved, there will be more Columbines and additional stories like Tyler and Ty's. Read full review
Bully forces audiences to face actions that are unthinkable, inexcusable and excruciatingly sad. It offers no solutions, only the testimony of brave youths. Read full review
All I can add to the discussion is the fervent hope that any parents, teachers, administrators or students who see it will immediately start clamoring for it to be shown at their next PTA meeting. Read full review
As long as the MPAA is issuing its cavalier decrees, though, they're the ones acting like bullies. Read full review
The film's power is undercut by its narrow geographic focus, which seems to associate bullying with conservative or working-class areas in red states. The filmmakers could easily have found similar cases involving the children of urban sophisticates. Read full review
An intimate reflection on the bullying epidemic that makes its points quietly and succinctly. Read full review
Bully is much better when it sticks to simple storytelling. And storytelling, not grandstanding, is the thing that just might grab the attention of, say, school administrators, people who can have some effect on how bullies are dealt with. Read full review
Bully contains some moments of real alarm and, in the school bus, one nightmarish motif. Read full review
Incredibly enough, it seems many people still believe that bullying is just a matter of "kids being kids." Until that attitude changes, this film should be considered required viewing for every parent, teacher and teenager in America.
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