• R, 1 hr. 40 min.
  • Drama, Comedy
  • Directed By:    William Jennings
  • In Theaters:    Mar 5, 1999 Wide
  • On DVD:    Apr 6, 2010
  • Magnolia Pictures

Harlem Aria Reviews

Aaron Hillis
Time Out
Top Critic
November 17, 2011

Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
Top Critic
March 5, 2010

Missing no stops on the road from cloying to annoying, Harlem Aria has waited more than 10 years for domestic release. Maybe its destiny has been written.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
V.A. Musetto
New York Post
Top Critic
March 5, 2010

Harlem Aria has been gathering dust since it screened at the Toronto Film Festival in 1999. Why it is now getting a release is something Congress should look into.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Robert Koehler
Variety
Top Critic
March 3, 2010

Despite pro handling on both sides of he camera, the storytelling and filmmaking ring false, especially, in the characterizations.

Aaron Hillis
Time Out New York
Top Critic
March 3, 2010

You're better off giving your money to a real street performer.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Andrew Schenker
Village Voice
Top Critic
March 2, 2010

Racial tensions and bawdy humor carry the day, until, following an unfunny set piece at a fancy hotel and a street robbery, black and white (far too) easily come together to help their young charge.