Blue Hill Avenue

2001

Blue Hill Avenue (2001)

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Winner of the Grand Jury Prize for Best Director at the 2001 Urbanworld Film Festival, Blue Hill Avenue focuses on the rise of the drug trade in Boston, as seen through the eyes of three childhood friends. The time is the late '70s, and Tristan (Allen Payne), Money (Aaron D. Spears), E-Bone (William Johnson), and Simon (Michael Taliferro) are all high-school pals and petty thieves on the mean streets of the city's South Side. Their antics bring them to the attention of Benny (Clarence Williams III), a charismatic drug dealer who takes the four friends under his wing. The most straight-and-narrow of the bunch, Tristan manages to keep his nefarious trade under the radar of his parents. As the years pass, however, the dealers introduce crack to their line of narcotics, and Tristan's sense of guilt over his neighborhood's demise leads to an inevitable betrayal of Benny, followed by a grisly showdown.

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A demanding, intelligent film of considerable complexity and of sufficient seriousness to justify its 128-minute running time.

Sep 24, 2003 | Rating: 4/5

The film is naive in its glorification of violence and vengeance.

Sep 24, 2003 | Full Review…

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A truly timeless and beautifully detailed crime saga...performances from performers must be seen and what they went through will be felt to the core of your soul. Possess it...you will remember it forever.

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