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City of Hope Reviews

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Adam Lippe
Examiner.com
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.
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
April 28, 2005
A rare Sayles misstep that lets the message overrule the material.
| Original Score: 2/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
July 12, 2003
A powerful and profound film about what is wrong with our cities and what it will take to save them.
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
August 12, 2001
I found the romance between Spano and Williams to be very believable and moving.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Shane Burridge
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
A great dance that Sayles choreographs
Full Review
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: A
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
October 5, 2006
| Original Score: 4/5
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 10, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
December 5, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
John A. Nesbit
ToxicUniverse.com
August 31, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 31, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Kathleen Maher
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Entertainment Weekly
October 11, 1991
Full Review | Original Score: A
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