Premium

Premium

100%
  • R, 1 hr. 37 min.
  • Drama, Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Pete Chatmon
    In Theaters:
    Feb 23, 2007 Wide
    On DVD:
    Apr 17, 2007
  • Codeblack Entertainment

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Premium Reviews

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Frank Lovece
Film Journal International

Has a problem with its slack and meandering narrative...but it's still well worth a look for its generous wit, casual insightfulness, and love of humanity.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

April 2, 2007
Kam Williams
EURWeb

A high-stakes romantic comedy which pits a bourgie brother against another from the 'hood who knows how to keep it real.

Full Review Source: EURWeb | Original Score: 2/4

March 8, 2007
Steve Murray
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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In gasoline terms, Premium isn't. But the romantic dramedy has some high-octane emotional moments, thanks to writer-director Pete Chatmon's wise dissection of the games one-time lovers play.

Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Original Score: B-

March 1, 2007
Wilson Morales
BlackFilm.com

Chatmon's ability to inject humor while addressing some serious issues with the film business and romantic relationships add to his talent and makes "Premium" worth seeing.

Full Review Source: BlackFilm.com | Original Score: 3/4

February 26, 2007
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine

Premium's believable moments slightly prevail over its inauthentic ones, helping writer-director Pete Chatmon's modestly played drama just barely cross over the brink of compelling naturalism.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 2.5/4

February 20, 2007
Ronnie Scheib
Variety
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Standout thesping by stars Dorian Missick and Zoe Saldana, along with fully fleshed-out secondary roles, distinguish Pete Chatmon's gentle comedy.

Full Review Source: Variety

August 4, 2006
Bill Stamets
Chicago Sun-Times
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Chatmon reworks many elements of Robert Townsend's erratic 1987 film Hollywood Shuffle into a fluent story that favors character over satire.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

August 4, 2006
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