Wah Do Dem Reviews

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Derek Malcolm
This is London
September 1, 2010
It's impossible not to like this small-budget road movie...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
September 1, 2010
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
August 28, 2010
Impressively directed and nicely observed, this is a scruffily charming indie drama with an engaging central performance from Sean Bones.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]
August 27, 2010
Made for a mere $75,000, the film's a wry portrait of an American out of his environment and out of his depth...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Anton Bitel
Film4
August 26, 2010
In this slacker road movie, myth and politics are packaged as an engagingly chilled-out series of culture-clash misadventures.
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New York Daily News
June 20, 2010
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
June 18, 2010
Explores the limits of cultural isolation with ramshackle avidity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kam Williams
NewsBlaze
June 16, 2010
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Joseph Jon Lanthier
Slant Magazine
June 13, 2010
Wah Do Dem is a brief, peripatetic love letter to Jamaican tropes scrawled on hemp stationary.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Sheri Linden
Hollywood Reporter
April 26, 2010
The immediacy of the filmmaking helps to fill the void, and Bones' unaffected performance has its moments.
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Rob Nelson
Variety
April 26, 2010
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.
Steve Ramos
Boxoffice Magazine
January 1, 1800
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
January 1, 1800
Slight but satisfying.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
August 26, 2010
An unusual American indie, not without interest but strangely passionless and forgettable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru
June 19, 2010
Has breathtaking scenery, but it's a lazy, meandering and unimaginative adventure with a poorly developed, frustratingly na´ve and dull protagonist.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.95/10
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David Fear
Time Out
June 16, 2010
Like its hapless hero, Wah Do Dem simply mopes along before aimlessly stumbling to a halt.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Aaron Hillis
Village Voice
June 15, 2010
Methinks we're meant to actually feel sorry for this overprivileged twerp in neon sunglasses.
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
January 1, 1800
"Wah do dem'' is Jamaican patois for "What's wrong with them?,'' a question you could ask at any point during the movie's 76 minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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