Directed by Sundance and Emmy-award winning filmmaker, Lee Hirsch, Bully is a beautifully cinematic, character-driven documentary. At its heart are those with huge stakes in this issue whose stories e... read more
DVD Release Date: February 12, 2013
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March 16, 2013
This film should be mandatory viewing for not only kids in the age group where bullying is prevalent, but EVERYONE ELSE involved or uninformed about just how emotionally wrenching it can be for the victims. Bully features 5 stories of kids who were bullied for different reasons, ...
February 25, 2013fb840810656
"Bully" is an extremely well crafted and well directed film. The protagonists' stories are heartbreaking, but the film is a bit incomplete. I wish Hirsch had explored the storyline of at least one bully, but despite this hole, the film is a great watch. Grade: B
February 20, 2013fb634552688
A much needed wake-up call that provides insight regarding the current state of bullying in the education system. Well executed and should come as a slap in the face for certain groups of people who may not have previously realized the damage that bullying is doing in the school...
February 15, 2013fb100000145236770
"Bully" is an amazing documentary about the bullying problem here in the United States. It follows a couple kids who are bullied, a girl who brought a gun on a school bus because she was being bullied, and parents of kids who committed suicide because they were bullied. This is...
January 30, 2013
Bully is an important documentary that is truly eye opening and poignant right from the start. The issue of bullying has plagued schools kids for generations, and it is nothing new. No one deserves to be bullied and it is a problem where teenagers at times feel so helpless that t...
July 21, 2012
Some have criticized this film for failing to focus on actual bullies themselves, but in defence of that, I suggest while the origin and methodology of bullies bears scrutiny, this is not their film. The actual concept of bullying is what takes front and centre here, and its hear...
June 14, 2012
'Bully'. Absolutely devastating. This needs to be screened in every school and seen by every parent. No one knows how bad it is.
April 22, 2012
Bully definitely has an agenda, and director Lee Hirsch makes no bones about delivering on that premise, but it's an agenda that is real and that has been overlooked for far too long. To point out that the film highlights relatively isolated incidents is to completely miss the po...
April 21, 2012
One of those life-altering documentaries that EVERYONE should see. This isn't a perfect film but its social and ethical significance is immense.
April 17, 2012fb100001592288964
Bully is a carefully well-constructed documentary on one of the biggest issues present in the public American education system, which mostly thrives off of its observation of the main subjects/victims. However there are certain parts that are overshadowed by poor camerawork, and ...
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