Washington Heights (2002)

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Carlos (Manny Perez) is a talented artist who draws comics for a living. He's desperate to move out of his Washington Heights neighborhood. His girlfriend, Maggie (Andrea Navedo) feels more connected to the neighborhood. She's not so eager to leave. Carlos's best friend, Mickey (Danny Hoch), works as a super in the building his father owns, but he dreams of being a professional bowler. He's scheming to raise three grand to enter an open tournament in Las Vegas. Carlos's father, Eddie … More

Rating: R (adult situations)
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Alfredo De Villa, Nat Moss, Junot Diaz
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 4, 2003
Runtime:
Mac Releasing - Official Site

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Cast


as Carlos

as Mickey Kilpatrick

as Sean Kilpatrick

as Maggie

as David

as Mickey

as Guillermo

as Michelle

as Belkis

as Dr. Field

as Flirting Woman

as Mary Kilpatrick

as Senora Marquez

as Comic Store Owner

as Overnight Woman

as Female Tenant

as Radio DJ

as Radio DJ

as Congo Player

as Man on Street
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Critic Reviews for Washington Heights

All Critics (43) | Top Critics (19)

A promising debut that makes us anticipate this Columbia University film grad's sophomore work.

Full Review… | July 31, 2003
Dallas Morning News
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Buoyed by strong performances from Perez and Miami-resident Milian, Washington Heights overcomes the familiarity of its premise through its passion and conviction.

Full Review… | July 31, 2003
Miami Herald
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Washington Heights is sloppy and often undernourished, but it convincingly creates a neighborhood throbbing with activity and caring.

Full Review… | July 23, 2003
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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Deserves a wide audience hungry for sympathetic, three-dimensional people caught up in something bigger than themselves.

Full Review… | July 21, 2003
Denver Post
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Washington Heights may not always be great, but director Alfredo de Villa lights an undeniable fire in the movie's belly.

July 19, 2003
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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A fine and absorbing film.

Full Review… | July 11, 2003
Los Angeles Times
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