1982

2013

1982 (2013)

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Tim Brown is a devoted family man who has worked hard to provide a good life for his wife Shenae and daughter Maya. But all is threatened when Shenae's old boyfriend returns from prison and lures her back into a dangerous lifestyle. Though his wife has abandoned him, Tim refuses to give up hope, fighting against impossible odds to bring his family back together in this powerful drama.

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Suitably low-key but sometimes under-realized, this drama is fueled by its working-class milieu and a heart-wrenching performance by Hill Harper.

Feb 27, 2016 | Full Review…

The film feels coolly detached because the story and characters are underdeveloped.

Feb 25, 2016 | Full Review…

1982 is a ham-fisted morality tale about love, marriage and the fallout of the '80s crack epidemic as though told by someone whose intel on all three came primarily from pulp sources.

Feb 25, 2016 | Full Review…

Enough cannot be said for how refreshing it is to see characters like these relate, interact, and grow with one another on screen.

Mar 19, 2018 | Full Review…

1982 is a strong debut feature with several brilliant scenes that ought to believe in itself a bit more.

Jun 27, 2016 | Rating: B | Full Review…

[Tommy] Oliver hits all the familiar notes in unfamiliar ways, focusing on the impact of violence and exploitation.

Jun 28, 2014 | Rating: B

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