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
May 9, 2002 Wide
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A promising debut that makes us anticipate this Columbia University film grad's sophomore work.
Buoyed by strong performances from Perez and Miami-resident Milian, Washington Heights overcomes the familiarity of its premise through its passion and conviction.
Washington Heights is sloppy and often undernourished, but it convincingly creates a neighborhood throbbing with activity and caring.
Deserves a wide audience hungry for sympathetic, three-dimensional people caught up in something bigger than themselves.
Washington Heights may not always be great, but director Alfredo de Villa lights an undeniable fire in the movie's belly.
De Villa has a light touch that instills the film with a certain charm that saves the day
The performances are uniformly fine, with Perez showing a heavy amount of presence and complexity.
The film has an urgency and assured street-level realism that is rare for any film, let alone one by a first-time director.
An affecting reworking of a traditional story, told with passion, sensitivity, and a little clumsiness.
The genuine affection Washington Heights displays for the Manhattan neighborhood of the same name can't make up for its lack of originality.
The performances are good... but they're just 2-dimensional people living in a 3-dimensional world.
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