City of Hope Reviews

February 7, 2018
What's remarkable is how much of City of Hope's epic ambition pays off, with a power that never becomes grandiloquent.
June 21, 2012
Sayles' strategy is unique and sneaky without being self-serving... An epic-scale examination of how the bad guy never knows he's the bad guy.
September 7, 2011
October 5, 2006
June 1, 2006
Though flawed, Sayles' most ambitious film to date confronts modern America as it is beset with explosive racial and class tensions, escalating crime, political corruption, and police brutality.
October 10, 2005
April 28, 2005
A rare Sayles misstep that lets the message overrule the material.
December 5, 2004
July 12, 2003
A powerful and profound film about what is wrong with our cities and what it will take to save them.
August 31, 2002
July 31, 2002
July 6, 2002
A closed circle of aspiration and compromise, simple hopes impossibly complicated by the stark realities of life in a kind of wartime.
August 12, 2001
I found the romance between Spano and Williams to be very believable and moving.
January 1, 2000
City of Hope is a powerful film, and an angry one. It is impossible not to find echoes of its despair on the front pages every day.
January 1, 2000
A great dance that Sayles choreographs
January 1, 2000
October 11, 1991