Miles from the glittering skyscrapers of Hong Kong lie the New Town urban developments: block after block of sterile concrete monoliths that take in Hong Kong's overflow population like a grungy sponge. The schools are holding pens, the infrastructure is endlessly collapsing, and life seems to be happening somewhere else. Through this teenage wasteland, director Lawrence Ah Mong tracks four pill-popping, shoplifting, Hello Kitty!-loving schoolgirls as they pinball their own private worlds of hurt. Shot in a whiplash-inducing 14 days using a combination of actors and non-actors, Lawrence Ah Mon has simultaneously put Harmony Korine, John Hughes and Amy Heckerling to shame. Teen angst transformed into near-religious illumination by an all-encompassing humanity that'll break your heart, SPACKED OUT is easily the best movie about kids you'll be lucky enough to see.
2001 Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards (Hong Kong, China) : - Film Of Merit