• Released
  • October 13, 2000
  • 1 hr 33 min
  • Drama
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Ratcatcher Synopsis
A boy (William Eadie) keeps secret his involvement with a drowning.
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76
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90

Mr. Showbiz

By Michael Atkinson
Easily the best directorial debut of the year, and possibly the most mature and haunting film to ever come out of Scotland, Lynne Ramsay's...
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88

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
One of the most remarkable English-language feature debuts of recent years.
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88

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
Fresh, original, and arresting.
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78

Austin Chronicle

By Kimberley Jones
An inner-city tragedy that plays its story simply, sorrowfully, and beautifully.
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75

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
A grim, poetic, heart-wrenchingly fine ode to the lost children of Glasgow's forgotten class.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Ramsay's child actors are nonprofessionals who can only express what they feel — which gives her film an unusual degree of emotional...
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75

Miami Herald

By Marta Barber
A brilliant film by Lynne Ramsay.
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70

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
For all its harsh realism, the film flows like a dream, albeit a highly unpleasant one.
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50

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Has its moments, but overall the effect is uneven.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
When it's not awful, it's dull.
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What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 17 & under Gritty yet beautiful coming-of-age film too dark for kids.
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