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Cost of a Soul (2011)

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Average Rating: 4.4/10
Critic Reviews: 8
Fresh: 3 | Rotten: 5

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Wounded in the war, Tommy Donahue (Chris Kerson) and DD Davis (Will Blagrove) return home from Iraq to the crime-stricken neighborhood in North Philadelphia they grew up in. Tommy returns to his wife, Faith (Judy Jerome), whom he abandoned while she was pregnant to escape a life of crime. DD returns to find that his older brother Darnell (Nakia Dillard) has risen to become the neighborhood kingpin. Tommy meets his disabled six year-old daughter, Hope (Maddie M. Jones), for the first time, and

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Sean Kirkpatrick

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Technically accomplished but dramatically unconvincing.

May 24, 2011 Full Review Source: Variety
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Kirkpatrick keeps stomping on the drama pedal while blowing the cliché horn, yielding scene after tired scene of predictable developments as the principals keep shoving guns into mouths and screaming obscenities.

May 20, 2011 Full Review Source: New York Post
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This low-budget drama has a gutsy handle on what makes a crime drama crackle.

May 20, 2011 Full Review Source: New York Daily News
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As one bloody encounter treads on the heels of the next, all that remains is a tiny indie undone by its own vicious ambitions.

May 19, 2011 Full Review Source: New York Times
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Rock bottom has now been firmly established.

May 18, 2011 Full Review Source: Time Out New York
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Exactly the type of inner-city crime drama that HBO's The Wire so expertly exposed as facile fantasy.

May 17, 2011 Full Review Source: Village Voice | Comment (1)
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It's always refreshing to see a newcomer with so much energy, but the chaos that takes over Cost of a Soul ultimately feels wasteful.

June 3, 2011 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
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It's a lousy movie, but it has spunk.

May 19, 2011 Full Review Source: AV Club
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A valiant enough first effort, but {Sean} Kirkpatrick has a long way to go before he achieves even Mean Streets-level Scorsese.

May 19, 2011 Full Review Source: ComingSoon.net
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    1. D.D. Davis: War? It's a lot like here.
    – Submitted by Chris P (2 years ago)
    1. Tommy Donahue: They're metals. You get them when you do something good.
    – Submitted by Chris P (2 years ago)
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