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ATL Reviews

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Cole Smithey
April 20, 2009
Amateur camera work and conspicuous plotting reduce the film's regional sensibilities to sleep-inducing pap.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Kam Williams
February 20, 2007
A tip of the cap to Tip Harris and Lauren London for it is their chemistry and charm which allows one to believe in their tenderhearted romance in an atmosphere where women are regarded as objects and affectionately called 'bitches' and 'hos.'
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Scott Weinberg
DVD Clinic
July 25, 2006
A well-meaning and good-hearted urban melodrama -- that doesn't really seem to have anything new to say.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
July 20, 2006
I liked ATL for its music and for its all-around good intentions and general amiability. But....
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Todd Jorgenson
Denton Record-Chronicle
June 12, 2006
A contradictory approach ultimately muddles the film despite some heartfelt and evocative moments about youngsters growing up on the streets of Atlanta.
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Peter Sobczynski
June 3, 2006
The film that proves that all life's problems can be solved with a montage.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
May 15, 2006
... a surprisingly strong coming-of-age movie with a great young cast. It pops with color and humor and pays attention to the details that situate it in a real location ...
Read More | Original Score: 86/100
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
May 12, 2006
Director Chris Robinson maintains a light touch, giving the colorful, energetic skating scenes the benefit of his music-video roots, but he doesn't neglect character, drawing sincere performances from his young cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Tim Cogshell
Boxoffice Magazine
May 6, 2006
A light urban coming-of-age dramedy where the veneer may be darkly intriguing, but the finish is pure homily, of the sort where lessons are learned and dreams do come true.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Luke Y. Thompson
Los Angeles CityBeat
April 29, 2006
having solidly entertained for most of its running time, goes out in a blaze of cliche
Thomas Peyser
Style Weekly (Richmond, VA)
April 14, 2006
As clich?mount, realism and make-believe jostle against one another more discordantly.
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 13, 2006
ATL is a likable film with an affirmative and hopeful message about the fate of its main players.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Stina Chyn
Film Threat
April 11, 2006
One cannot ignore or discount that Robinson is not only trying to tell a conventional tale unconventionally, but he is also attempting to put Atlanta on the map of cinematic city characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
April 8, 2006
Robinson's film is a cut above the rest, seeming simultaneously wise beyond its years and electrically, youthfully playful.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Jackie K. Cooper
April 6, 2006
Accentuates the positive
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: 6/10
Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International
April 5, 2006
...a relief from the cynical, slickly packaged teen movies that have been flooding the market.
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 3, 2006
...refreshing without going all goody two-shoe, its four friends and their ties to Atlanta not unlike the bunch of guys in Barry Levinson's Baltimore Diner.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
April 3, 2006
Too predictable.
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
April 3, 2006
Here's the kind of movie that filmmakers should develop more often: It's an urban movie about teen-agers FOR teen-agers. And I hope that teen-agers and adults from all walks of life see "ATL," because it's both gritty and good-hearted.
Full Review| Original Score: 3.5/4
Eric Lurio
Entertainment Insiders
April 2, 2006
ATL This is kind of film that sends all the politically correct signals to its target audience, and does it rather well.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.6/5
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