Quiet City (2007)



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Jamie's lost. She's in New York to see a friend, but the friend is nowhere to be found. Charlie just quit his job and isn't sure what's next. Their paths cross late at night on an empty subway platform, and an unlikely connection is formed. Together they share 24 hours drifting from diners, to city parks, to a party deep in the heart of Brooklyn.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Aaron Katz, Erin Fisher, Cris Lankenau
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 29, 2008



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Critic Reviews for Quiet City

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (10)

Formally impressive but tedious.

September 19, 2007
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

In place of Before Sunrise's verbal fireworks, the aptly named Quiet City offers something more like linguistic sparklers -- modest, yes, but charming all the same.

Full Review… | September 1, 2007
AV Club
Top Critic

Although the movie is hardly more ambitious than its young protagonists, there's a lot of value in a lazy day. Quiet City knows where to find it.

Full Review… | August 31, 2007
New York Daily News
Top Critic

A talkfest like this is ripe for disaster, but Quiet City succeeds thanks to its two leads, Erin Fisher as Jamie and Cris Lankenau as Charlie. They're attractive and likable, and they hold our interest throughout.

Full Review… | August 31, 2007
New York Post
Top Critic

Proof positive that life's mundanities are even more tedious projected onto a movie screen.

Full Review… | August 30, 2007
Time Out
Top Critic

A contemplative widescreen experience that views its landscape -- the borderline-industrial hipster neighborhoods of Brooklyn, N.Y. -- with painterly patience.

Full Review… | August 29, 2007
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Quiet City

Couple meet by chance, they talk, go to the park, visit friends, go to an art gallery and then a party. That's all there is to it, plenty of dialogue which keeps the interest as does the interaction of the leads though it still feels forced and not so natural. This may be down to the awkwardness of the characters themselves. Cheap and cheerful it's a very simple film that some would argue shouldn't even be classified as film. It's more like forced realism or an orchestrated documentary. This is what real reality TV would be like if you took away the stupid "plots", manipulative editing and dodgy soundtracks.

Luke Baldock

Super Reviewer


This movie will not be appreciated by everyone, and I'm not even sure that I appreciated it. Quiet City isn't really about anything, it's just a 78 minute look into a weekend in the lives of 2 twentysomethings in New York. They hang out, go to a friend's house, hang out, go to an art exhibit, go to a party, and then go their separate ways. That sounds ridiculously boring, and at times it is, but there is something endearing about a movie that is not about the fantastic and the amazing and the outstanding, but is just about the realistic nice little events and coincidences in life that never fail to put a smile on your face. Of course, there is a reason that the fantastic reigns supreme in movies: people don't want to see everyday monotony on screen, which is really what Quiet City boils down to.


follow any trendy hipster jerk around the city and this film could have been made 10 times over. no plot, no storyline, no character development. No recommendation.

Laura Berardi

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