Quality of Life (Against The Wall) - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Quality of Life (Against The Wall) Reviews

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
July 21, 2006
A very engaging indie drama about graffiti artists in San Francisco.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times
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
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Eddie Cockrell
May 25, 2006
Pic's cliched underlying story of restless youth plays as too naive for an older audience and too provocative for teens.
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Paul Malcolm
L.A. Weekly
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.
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Nathan Lee
New York Times
April 6, 2006
A minor, modest indie about two young graffiti artists forced to choose between creative marginalization and the seductions of the marketplace.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
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.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Joshua Land
Village Voice
April 4, 2006
As deceptively modest and quietly ambitious as its urban working-class hero.
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Ted Shen
Chicago Reader
October 22, 2005
A middling program of aggressively self-indulgent videos that focus on the sleazy side of life.