• Unrated, 1 hr. 45 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Nathan Morlano
    In Theaters:
    Apr 27, 2012 Limited
    On DVD:
    Aug 27, 2012
  • IFC Films

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Citizen Gangster Reviews

Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
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Inspired by Boyd's story, rather than literally retelling it, the movie is less a gangster film than an existential allegory of choices and limitations.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 3/4

May 11, 2012
Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
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Morlando has crafted a stylishly shot and evocatively designed period piece. But it's the dashing, quietly charismatic Speedman who proves the main draw, holding our attention even when the movie doesn't.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 3/5

May 3, 2012
Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post
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Morlando has chosen to approach this material not with witty cynicism, but with quiet, and at times leaden, sincerity.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 2/4

April 27, 2012
Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
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A good-looking but passionless affair that remains stubbornly aloof from its audience.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2.5/5

April 26, 2012
Rex Reed
New York Observer
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As good as Citizen Gangster is, it would be even better if you could understand the dialogue.

Full Review Source: New York Observer

April 25, 2012
Matt Singer
Time Out New York
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Writer-director Nathan Morlando leeches every last bit of color from the frame, until the world around Boyd looks so dreary and drab you can almost understand his desire to liven the place up with a little theatrical mayhem.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 3/5

April 24, 2012
Mark Holcomb
Village Voice
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Morlando shows commendable focus (even Cox dials it down), and his movie's modest aspirations nicely reflect the condition in which Boyd, his damaged charisma spent, finally thrives.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

April 24, 2012
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