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.
Rating:
R (for language, some violence and a sexual situation)
Genre:
Drama
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LionsGate Entertainment

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Cast

Hill Harper
as Tim Brown
Quinton Aaron
as Turtle
Wayne Brady
as Alonzo
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Critic Reviews for 1982

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (3)

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

Full Review… | February 27, 2016
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | February 25, 2016
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | February 25, 2016
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | June 27, 2016
The Film Stage

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

Full Review… | June 28, 2014
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)

...benefits substantially from the periodic inclusion of electrifying moments...

Full Review… | November 6, 2013
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Audience Reviews for 1982

½

Between a 6/10 and 7/10, suitably low-key but sometimes under-realized, this drama is fueled by its working-class milieu and a heart-wrenching performance by Hill Harper.

Lee Mayo
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