Markus Paterson (left) and Sue Ramirez in a scene from Dead Kids, directed by Mikhail Red. Markus Paterson (left) and Sue Ramirez in a scene from Dead Kids, directed by Mikhail Red.
Markus Paterson (left) and Sue Ramirez in a scene from Dead Kids, directed by Mikhail Red.

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Dead Kids film review: Netflix’s first Filipino feature is slickly executed but doesn’t do enough in tackling social issues it raises

  • In Dead Kids, a cash-strapped, socially awkward teen is drawn into a plot to kidnap a wealthy classmate that goes very wrong
  • Frustratingly, social issues are touched on in the film but not fleshed out, though director Mikhail Red elevates the undercooked material

Topic |   Asian cinema
Markus Paterson (left) and Sue Ramirez in a scene from Dead Kids, directed by Mikhail Red. Markus Paterson (left) and Sue Ramirez in a scene from Dead Kids, directed by Mikhail Red.
Markus Paterson (left) and Sue Ramirez in a scene from Dead Kids, directed by Mikhail Red.
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