• R, 1 hr. 24 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Ryan Coogler
    In Theaters:
    Jul 26, 2013 Wide
    On DVD:
    Jan 14, 2014
  • The Weinstein Company

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Fruitvale Station Reviews

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Ed Gibbs
The Sunday Age

Riveting, emotionally charged drama, with powerhouse performances to match. Jordan is a revelation.

Full Review Source: The Sunday Age | Original Score: 4.5/5

November 3, 2013
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile

Thank goodness ... for the performances, all powerful and compelling, from Michael B. Jordan as Oscar to the wonderful Octavia Spencer as his mum and Melonie Diaz as his gf Sophina

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

November 2, 2013
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile

it rings true. There is no manipulation or theatrical construct that deflect from the story's core; the film ensures Oscar's legacy remains and that we feel as though we have got to know this young man whose loss is a senseless tragedy

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

November 2, 2013
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Assured directorial debut of the 26-year-old Ryan Coogler.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: B

September 25, 2013
Mara Reinstein
Us Weekly

It's an unflinching, 360-degree character portrait.

Full Review Source: Us Weekly | Original Score: 4/4

September 22, 2013
Louis Proyect
rec.arts.movies.reviews

A good first film but not quite deserving of the hype. The best parts have nothing to do with Oscar Grant's murder but the quotidian tale of survival by a young man with the best of intentions.

Full Review Source: rec.arts.movies.reviews

August 26, 2013
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

does something more radical ... humanizes the protagonist

Full Review Source: Old School Reviews | Original Score: A

August 24, 2013
Robert Denerstein
Movie Habit

Stunning, timely look at the killing of an unarmed man

Full Review Source: Movie Habit

August 21, 2013
Josh Larsen
LarsenOnFilm

...takes tragedies that have inflamed a nation - from Fruitvale to Sanford, Fla. - and brings them back down to human scale.

Full Review Source: LarsenOnFilm | Original Score: 3.5/4

August 11, 2013
Eric Melin
Scene-Stealers.com

There are scenes that were certainly fabricated for the movie, but the emotional truth behind them feels real.

Full Review Source: Scene-Stealers.com | Original Score: 3/4

August 9, 2013
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

An utterly moving and rich slice-of-life fable.

Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy | Original Score: 8/10

August 7, 2013
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

Yet, despite being aware of the outcome, the movie is, in its own profane and streetwise manner, a warmhearted and soulful story of a young man's journey toward self-discovery and determination.

Full Review Source: Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN) | Original Score: 3.5/4

August 6, 2013
John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)

An impressive launch for the film's young writer-director and a signal that the movie's leading man will be a major presence in American film.

Full Review Source: Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA) | Original Score: 3.5/4

August 2, 2013
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly

The performance by Michael B. Jordan is authentic and convincing, and helps us stay engaged in a film that wants to be mundane until its explosive finale.


Full Review Source: Atlantic City Weekly | Original Score: 3/4

August 2, 2013
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

In the wake of the Trayvon Martin verdict, this compassionate film reclaims the humanity of victims transformed into political symbols and provides context for those who think the media and not Zimmerman's bullet 'injected race' into the Martin killing.

Full Review Source: Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN) | Original Score: 4/4

August 1, 2013
Bob Grimm
Reno News and Review

One of the year's best films.

Full Review Source: Reno News and Review | Original Score: 4.75/5

August 1, 2013
Jackie K. Cooper
jackiekcooper.com

This dramatic story is told in a fair and balanced way, supplemented with excellent acting.

Full Review Source: jackiekcooper.com | Original Score: 8/10

July 31, 2013
Cameron Williams
The Popcorn Junkie

A powerful acknowledgement of existence

Full Review Source: The Popcorn Junkie | Original Score: 4/5

July 30, 2013
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

It's funny how the bloated, overly lengthy studio blockbusters have far less impact than 90 minutes of a relatively brief, CGI-free 'little' movie such as 'Fruitvale Station.'

Full Review Source: Quad City Times (Davenport, IA) | Original Score: 4/4

July 29, 2013
Tony Medley
Tolucan Times

The slow first hour is more than compensated for by the half hour climax that leaves one in tears.

Full Review Source: Tolucan Times | Original Score: 7/10

July 29, 2013
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