The Young Folks Full Review

The Young Folks Full Review

.. The Work is an emotionally challenging film that forces us to take a look at masculinity, the prison system, and how we expect men to cope with trauma and difficulty ...

Andrea Thompson

Christianity Today Full Review

Christianity Today Full Review

The interactions between the civilians and the convicts, however, show us in startling detail that despite how different our circumstances are, the demons we battle as fallen human beings are remarkably similar.

-Kenneth R. Morefield 

Variety Full Review

Variety Full Review

Say what you will about prison's capacity to reform, but this documentary makes clear that in its own special way, the "work" is working.

-Peter Debruge

Indiewire Full Review

Indiewire Full Review

A compelling emotional display, one that captures masculinity at its most innocent and leads to profound displays of compassion

- Eric Kohn

Shadow and Act Full Review

Shadow and Act Full Review

Jairus McLeary shifts the lens away from the actual crimes and circumstances that have led men to prison and instead looks at the psychological turmoil that is keeping them in mental chains within jailhouse walls.

-Aramide Tinubu 

Austin American Statesman Full Review

Austin American Statesman Full Review

When you watch The Work, you enter the hot, uncomfortable confines where beauty and truth are forged from the raw materials of pain, longing and the need to connect, and you leave shaken but more rooted in humanity.

-Matthew Odam 

RogerEbert Full Review

RogerEbert Full Review

A compelling emotional display, one that captures masculinity at its most innocent and leads to profound displays of compassion.

-Nick Allen