"This is an incredibly personal work from a filmmaker that is bound to become hugely influential in his work and it is very exciting to see where he will go from here."
"A poignant, beautiful snapshot of a young boy’s most important years and the wild scenario that enveloped him."
"For anybody who’s ever binged on Louis Theroux’s cultish docs or found real-world purpose in Ken Loach’s stories (..), Bruce Lee and the Outlaw promises to deliver an equally powerful emotional punch."
"A story filled with tragedy and hope. Vandebrug’s approach to documentary filmmaking empowers his subjects to own their stories and finds beauty and love in the darkest of places."
“Initially taking an observational perspective that avoids any judgement, the intimate photography captures the lives of these urchins and the cramped conditions in the tunnels. There are hints of Larry Clark in the framing (...) [and] of the Oscar-nominated, Seattle-set documentary Streetwise (1984), and Mark Smith’s 2000 documentary Dark Days.”
"A story everyone should hear, powerfully executed and visually flawless."