North Starr (2008)
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Critic Reviews: 2
Fresh: 1 | Rotten: 1
In his beautifully crafted directorial debut, Matthew Stanton offers a marvelously original tale of an aspiring rap artist who comes to appreciate the value of going into another man's land and "preaching to the unconverted."After witnessing the brutal murder of his best friend, Demetrious impulsively hops into a cab to escape the thug life of the inner-city Houston concrete for serene rural pastures. His cash takes him only as far as the outskirts of Trublin, a tiny backward town with skeletons
Gets off to a clunky start, grows on the viewer through its leisurely midsection, then bogs down in an over-edited jumble of flashbacks, hallucinations and labored symbolism.
The film has a great energy and means what it says.
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