99 Homes

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Fueled by powerful acting and a taut, patiently constructed narrative, 99 Homes is a modern economic parable whose righteous fury is matched by its intelligence and compassion.

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Set amidst the backdrop of the 2008 housing market catastrophe, Dennis Nash, a hard-working and honest man, can't save his family home despite his best efforts. Thrown to the streets with alarming precision by real estate shark Mike Carver, Dennis, out of work and luck, is given a unique opportunity - to join Carver's crew and put others through the harrowing ordeal done to him in order to earn back what's his. Delicately training his eye on the rigorous details, the reliably astute Ramin Bahrani imbues his characters with icy complexity to achieve his compassionate portrait of a man whose integrity has become ensnared within an all-too-relevant American crisis. With precision and care, Bahrani's provocative character study applies all the cinematic tools at his disposal to explore the ethical dilemma at the heart of man's struggle to reach higher - by whatever means necessary.

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Cast

Andrew Garfield
as Dennis Nash
Laura Dern
as Lynn Nash
Michael Shannon
as Rick Carver
Noah Lomax
as Connor Nash
Tim Guinee
as Frank Green
J.D. Evermore
as Mr. Tanner
Nicole Barré
as Nicole Carver
Wayne Pére
as Frank's Lawyer
Ann Mahoney
as Mrs. Tanner
Gus Rhodes
as Neighbor
Judd Lormand
as Mr. Hester
Donna DuPlantier
as Mrs. Tidwell
Tom Buis
as Millionaire Businessman
Gretchen Koerner
as Neighbor Friend
Jamie Elliott
as Mansion Partier
Jonathan Vane
as Adam Bailey
Luke Sexton
as Crew Leader
Garrett Kruithof
as Court Clerk
Joni Bovill
as Mrs. Moros
Cynthia Santiago
as Mrs. Green
Jeff Pope
as Evicted Man
David Maldonado
as Detective #1
Jason Kirkpatrick
as Tenant Husband
Robert Larriviere
as Commissioner Arthur Link
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All Critics (150) | Top Critics (40)

  • The rackets and scams it exposes are all real, the result of extensive research. It's a gripping thriller with good guys and bad guys, but everyone in it is a victim, including Rick Carver. Bahrani's achievement in this film is breathtaking.

    Nov 19, 2015 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…
  • A simplistic but stirring morality play centered on the pressure point of the savings-and-loan crisis.

    Oct 8, 2015 | Full Review…
  • [Garfield] the protege is the film's first weak point: his avowed decency - he loves his simple mom and moppety son! - is a flimsy thing, and its quick collapse leaves our hero both pathetic and despicable.

    Oct 8, 2015 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
  • "Inside Job" could almost be an alternative title for this gripping and timely drama, which makes none of the family's choices look easy.

    Oct 8, 2015 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • A gripping dramatic thriller about the winners and losers in America's game of mortgage roulette.

    Oct 8, 2015 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

    Rafer Guzman

    Newsday
    Top Critic
  • Bahrani's film asks a timely, yet timeless, question: How far would you go to save your home? Would you be wiling to lose yourself in the bargain?

    Oct 8, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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