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Quality of Life (Against The Wall) Reviews

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July 21, 2006
A very engaging indie drama about graffiti artists in San Francisco.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
July 20, 2006
It's up to the consistently fluid ensemble acting and colloquially sound dialogue to keep things on track, which they do admirably.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
May 25, 2006
It's a setup as old as the hills, but the unvarnished simplicity with which first-time director Benjamin Morgan rolls it out makes the tale worth another go-round.
April 6, 2006
A minor, modest indie about two young graffiti artists forced to choose between creative marginalization and the seductions of the marketplace.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 5, 2006
Morgan, who co-wrote with Burnam, elicits authentic performances from his two lead actors and from Mackenzie Firgens as Curtis' single-mom girlfriend.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
April 4, 2006
As deceptively modest and quietly ambitious as its urban working-class hero.
April 2, 2006
The film's aesthetic often suggests a Modern Living editor's take on a graffiti-ridden hood, but Morgan is almost chill for not trying to front ghetto idolatry.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 20, 2005
The best low-budget indie ever shot in San Francisco's Mission District...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 19, 2005
Penetrates to the very heart of post-dot-com bohemian San Francisco
May 26, 2006
Although the filmmakers have succeeded in portraying a raw slice of street culture, they have also made something that seems unnecessarily stiff, foisting a structural conceit onto something that by its very nature is free-form and uncontainable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
May 25, 2006
Pic's cliched underlying story of restless youth plays as too naive for an older audience and too provocative for teens.
April 7, 2006
While Burnam and Garrison imbue their characters with authentic-feeling frustration and anger, they never succeed in making them especially interesting; it's hard to care in any serious way what becomes of either.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 6, 2006
Dismal, connect-the-dots, no-budget indie.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/5
October 22, 2005
A middling program of aggressively self-indulgent videos that focus on the sleazy side of life.
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