ATL Reviews

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April 3, 2006
Too predictable.
March 31, 2006
It's something akin to the earlier films of Spike Lee -- She's Gotta Have It and Crooklyn come to mind -- in that the characters are cherished for their human qualities, not for how well they swagger onto the screen.
March 31, 2006
Warner Bros.' low-budget stab at capturing an urban niche audience is higher on stylistic dazzle than originality or coherence, making it an unlikely candidate to bust out of the box office ghetto.
March 31, 2006
For a run-of-the-mill hip-hop drama, ATL has some engaging hooks that set it apart from the predictable formula of urban youth struggling to steer clear of crime and pull themselves up to a better life.
March 31, 2006
The film's special appeal is that while the boys are poor and black, their stories transcend race and socio-economic matters.
March 31, 2006
Making his feature-film debut, music-video director Chris Robinson expertly choreographs the skating sequences, which are exhilarating fun.
April 20, 2009
Amateur camera work and conspicuous plotting reduce the film's regional sensibilities to sleep-inducing pap.
July 24, 2008
Morally grounded kids in the hood come of age.
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.'
January 17, 2007
Be forewarned that despite this critic's stamp of approval, this flick does trade in misogyny, profanity, the N-word, violence and drug use. Notexactly appropriate for impressionable young minds, despite the kid-friendly PG-13 rating.
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