Selected Press for Toe to Toe

A.O Scott - NY Times
"If 'Toe to Toe' were a young-adult novel, it would be embraced and argued about in classrooms and eagerly read by thoughtful teenage girls. The film’s observations about race, class and friendship are clear and accessible without being overly didactic, and its sometimes harsh candor about female sexuality would not be unfamiliar to devotees of contemporary adolescent literature."

Robert Abele - Los Angeles Times
"'Toe to Toe' has an engaging frankness about youthful liberty as both a weighty armor and a dangerously alluring escape hatch."

Duane Byrge - The Hollywood Reporter
"'Toe to Toe' steps over stereotypical racial stories and springs out with an emotional verve and confidence that won over an appreciative Sundance audience. A strong contender for awards in the U.S. Dramatic Competition section, this hard-forged movie is a winning debut for filmmaker Emily Abt. "

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