J. R. Jones
Writer-director Steph Green develops it so patiently and notes its emotional dislocations so carefully that it never descends into cliche.
Insightful and often touching ...
"Run & Jump" pretty much paints itself into a corner, but it has a nice time getting there.
It's sensitive and winsome, like a modestly budgeted independent film should be.
"Run & Jump" is surprisingly alive, full of jolts and unexpected bursts of humor and earned emotion.
"Run & Jump" is as real and messy as life itself.
Though Forte might be the draw, veteran British actress Maxine Peake is the showstopper of Green's family drama set in Ireland. Peake is charisma incarnate as Vanetia ...
Peake provides the solid center for a movie that would otherwise melt into indie formula.
Peake does a wonderful job conveying her character's essential young-at-heartness despite a heavy load of responsibilities and grief, and Forte shines as the tentative Ted learning to step off of life's sidelines.