Review of: Jessica Makes a Future 

reviewed by ScreenwriterX on 01/22/2004
Well Intentioned But Stupid
An eight year old bank robber? That's just plain dumb. And even if it is meant as satire against the deplorable consequences of lack of education, it's just plain dumb. There are a lot better ways to satirize the effects of poor education or a failing education system. Furthermore, watching en eight year old put a gun to someone's head is disgusting. This comes from the mind of one crass and repugnant individual. It's sad, too, because she's a decent actress and cute enough to catch someone's attention. Finally, the transitions do not work at all. Film is about an illusion, and watching the digits on the cuts destroys that illusion, not to mention looks awful.

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