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Wah Do Dem

Wah Do Dem (2010)

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Average Rating: 5.3/10
Critic Reviews: 8
Fresh: 5 | Rotten: 3

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Young Brooklyn musician Max decides to go on a Caribbean cruise alone when his girlfriend Willow dumps him cold two days before the trip. Once in Jamaica, Max quickly escapes the tourist zone for more "authentic" surroundings and in the process is robbed of his possessions and is stranded, and literally misses the boat. As Max sets out for the American Embassy in Kingston on foot, Jamaica is waiting to meet him with unexpected and extraordinary encounters, including a full-moon celebration with

Oct 26, 2010

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Though the mumblecore esthetic is familiar and the movie's ultimate impact slight, the filmmakers do find a fresh and modestly amusing twist by tossing their hipster out of his natural habitat.

June 20, 2010 Full Review Source: New York Daily News
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Explores the limits of cultural isolation with ramshackle avidity.

June 18, 2010 Full Review Source: New York Times
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Like its hapless hero, Wah Do Dem simply mopes along before aimlessly stumbling to a halt.

June 16, 2010 Full Review Source: Time Out New York
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Methinks we're meant to actually feel sorry for this overprivileged twerp in neon sunglasses.

June 15, 2010 Full Review Source: Village Voice
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The immediacy of the filmmaking helps to fill the void, and Bones' unaffected performance has its moments.

April 26, 2010
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Slight but winning and often funny, the scrappy Amerindie Wah Do Dem is a fish-out-of-water comedy driven by Sean "Bones" Sullivan's offbeat performance.

April 26, 2010 Full Review Source: Variety
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It's impossible not to like this small-budget road movie...

September 1, 2010 Full Review Source: This is London
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This scruffy and offhanded comedy-drama has a certain realistic charm that keeps us smiling all the way trough. It's a cleverly made film with a story that continually moves forward, taking us on an enjoyable series of adventures.

September 1, 2010 Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall
Shadows on the Wall

Impressively directed and nicely observed, this is a scruffily charming indie drama with an engaging central performance from Sean Bones.

August 28, 2010 Full Review Source: ViewLondon
ViewLondon

Made for a mere $75,000, the film's a wry portrait of an American out of his environment and out of his depth...

August 27, 2010 Full Review Source: Daily Mirror [UK]
Daily Mirror [UK]

An unusual American indie, not without interest but strangely passionless and forgettable.

August 26, 2010 Full Review Source: Guardian [UK]
Guardian [UK]

In this slacker road movie, myth and politics are packaged as an engagingly chilled-out series of culture-clash misadventures.

August 26, 2010 Full Review Source: Film4
Film4

Has breathtaking scenery, but it's a lazy, meandering and unimaginative adventure with a poorly developed, frustratingly na´ve and dull protagonist.

June 19, 2010 Full Review Source: NYC Movie Guru
NYC Movie Guru

Wah do dem? 'Dem a loot, dem a shoot, dem a wail!' in shanty towns as the late Desmond Dekker might say, since the harder they come, they harder they apparently still fall.

June 16, 2010 Full Review Source: NewsBlaze
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Wah Do Dem is a brief, peripatetic love letter to Jamaican tropes scrawled on hemp stationary.

June 13, 2010 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
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