Chalk (1996)

Chalk

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In this independent drama, young pool-shark T.C. has the stuff to make it as a professional billiards player, but he lacks ambition. However, when his mentor is diagnosed with cancer, T.C. overcomes his fears and tries to make it as a pro to raise money for the life-saving operation.

Rating: R
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Rob Nilsson, Don Bajema
Runtime:
Tenderloin Action Group

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All Critics (4) | Top Critics (2)

[Suffers] from excessive sentimentality and the film finally fails to escape the conventions of the Hollywood cinema it so proudly deplores.

Full Review… | January 13, 2007
New York Times
Top Critic

Chalk has unusual visual vitality in a John Cassavetes vein. For the adventurous, it's worth checking out.

Full Review… | January 13, 2007
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

An impressive low-whistle, hardscrabble look at the world of pool sharks and the people who crisscross their lives.

Full Review… | January 13, 2007
San Francisco Examiner

In Chalk, the writing is all on the wall, but its outline can only be seen in artful smudges.

Full Review… | January 10, 2007
Austin Chronicle

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