The Lords of Flatbush Reviews

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
September 2, 2011
Harmless coming-of-age-teen gang pic.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Top Critic
Jay Cocks
TIME Magazine
July 25, 2010
The movie is adept at portraying aimlessness, getting at the greasy anomie that was so much a part of that time. But there is a lack of ambition, as if no one involved in creating the film wanted to cut deeper than a little double-edged nostalgia.

TV Guide's Movie Guide
July 25, 2010
The film is a character piece that wanders from place to place with no single impetus, although one gets the feeling that this technique is intentional.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Variety Staff
Variety
March 26, 2009
Not too much finesse distinguishes the script, which carries neither warmth nor particular interest for the various characters.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
A small masterpiece that places the mood and general ethos of the '50s with absolute precision and total affection.
Top Critic
Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 9, 2005
Like first love, this study of the growing pains of the leather jacket-bobby soxer Brooklyn high school set of 1957 is, by turns, cheerful, confused, juvenile and never fully realized.

Film4
May 28, 2003
Affectionately done and thankfully short, since it's episodic.
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
June 11, 2008
| Original Score: 3/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
July 6, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
January 19, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Rebecca Murray
About.com
September 19, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 22, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
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