Cost of a Soul Reviews

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Jesse Cataldo
Slant Magazine
June 3, 2011
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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John Anderson
Variety
May 24, 2011
Technically accomplished but dramatically unconvincing.
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
May 20, 2011
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
May 20, 2011
This low-budget drama has a gutsy handle on what makes a crime drama crackle.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
May 19, 2011
As one bloody encounter treads on the heels of the next, all that remains is a tiny indie undone by its own vicious ambitions.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Noel Murray
AV Club
May 19, 2011
It's a lousy movie, but it has spunk.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Edward Douglas
ComingSoon.net
May 19, 2011
A valiant enough first effort, but {Sean} Kirkpatrick has a long way to go before he achieves even Mean Streets-level Scorsese.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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David Fear
Time Out
May 18, 2011
Rock bottom has now been firmly established.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Nick Schager
Village Voice
May 17, 2011
Exactly the type of inner-city crime drama that HBO's The Wire so expertly exposed as facile fantasy.
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
May 16, 2011
An impressive debut for film school grad Sean Kirkpatrick is marred by an excessively high body count.
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
April 8, 2011
A haunting and remarkable feature debut.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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