Crown Heights Reviews

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September 8, 2017
... recognizes that the value in telling Colin's story is about more than a happy ending. And likewise, it realizes that the bigger picture dictates celebrating a positive outcome with only tempered optimism toward the future.
September 8, 2017
Warner's story deserves to be more widely known, and Crown Heights does an acceptable, if not overly original, job doing just that.
September 7, 2017
This is a calm, methodical response to a life-altering corruption of justice.
September 7, 2017
Stanfield deftly balances rage and resignation, and Asomugha is impressive as a crusader who refuses to give up.
September 7, 2017
Strong central performances make this harrowing chronicle a gripping tale.
September 7, 2017
"Crown Heights" is soul-shaking only in the abstract. In execution, it's deathly dull.
September 7, 2017
Otherwise, 'Crown Heights' is a sensitive and compelling story of the injustices of a flawed and broken judicial system that finds it easier to use its weight to beat down those on the lower rungs ... than ... uncover the truth and be fair and impartial.
September 6, 2017
The best storytelling accesses the universal through the personal and director Matt Ruskin's depersonalized approach to this story means he can't do it justice.
September 6, 2017
Stanfield, in a performance of quiet power, fully inhabits Warner's agony at the injustice that is being done to him.
September 5, 2017
Ruskin eschews character development, context and depth in favor of brevity.
September 5, 2017
A swift, solid entry with passionate performances.
September 5, 2017
A captivating story that's well-told.
September 4, 2017
Another standout performance from Lakeith Stanfield.
September 1, 2017
An award worthy turn by Lakeith Stanfield as Colin Warner.
September 1, 2017
With his profound performance, Stanfield brings "Crown Heights" inside an unimaginable human experience.
September 1, 2017
"Crown Heights" plows forward, steely in its resolve, and forgoes the emotional fireworks in favor of subdued, straightforward storytelling.
September 1, 2017
The movie feels like the first draft of a story, waiting for the substance, context, and insight to be added as the writing process progresses.
August 31, 2017
The two men's relationship, and others in the film, might have been explored in greater depth, but Ruskin rightly keeps his focus on the judicial system as it fails Warner again and again.
August 31, 2017
Tells a sadly familiar story, but it does so well.
August 31, 2017
With subtle touches, Crown Heights deftly sketches a portrait of a system designed to fail those without money or influence.
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