Dayveon

2017, Drama, 1h 15m

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Struggling with his older brother's death, 13-year-old Dayveon spends the sweltering summer days roaming the streets of his rural Arkansas town. With no parents and few role models, he soon falls in with a local gang. Though his sister's boyfriend tries to provide stability and comfort as a reluctant father figure, Dayveon becomes increasingly drawn into the camaraderie and violence of his new world.

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Chasity Moore
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Amman Abbasi
Screenwriter
Steven Reneau
Screenwriter
David Gordon Green
Executive Producer
Jody Hill
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Danny McBride
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Brandon James
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Lisa Muskat
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James Schamus
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Joe Pirro
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Todd Remis
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Isaiah Smallman
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Barlow Jacobs
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Dustin Lane
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Tiffany Barry
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All Critics (28) | Top Critics (12) | Fresh (20) | Rotten (8)

  • This film is a valuable piece of storytelling, transcribing pivotal moments in the lives of many of our boys.

    September 18, 2017 | Full Review…
  • Although the path taken by Dayveon and the plotting are well-traveled, 28-year-old filmmaker Abbasi does some intriguing things with tone and texture ...

    September 14, 2017 | Full Review…
  • No interaction here feels staged or false, though the film itself is often strikingly composed.

    September 13, 2017 | Full Review…
  • Amman Abbasi isn't confident enough to let this detailed environment pull its own weight, and the film ultimately leans on overwrought metaphors and contrived plot hijinks to make sense of itself.

    September 12, 2017 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • The diffuse filmmaking style muffles the story's power.

    September 12, 2017 | Full Review…
  • Abbasi has elicited outstanding performances from his entirely-amateur cast, who infuse both authenticity and professionalism into their roles. And it's impossible to remain unmoved by the many contrasts he carefully arranges.

    September 11, 2017 | Full Review…
  • This film is a valuable piece of storytelling, transcribing pivotal moments in the lives of many of our boys.

    September 18, 2017 | Full Review…
  • Although the path taken by Dayveon and the plotting are well-traveled, 28-year-old filmmaker Abbasi does some intriguing things with tone and texture ...

    September 14, 2017 | Full Review…
  • No interaction here feels staged or false, though the film itself is often strikingly composed.

    September 13, 2017 | Full Review…
  • Amman Abbasi isn't confident enough to let this detailed environment pull its own weight, and the film ultimately leans on overwrought metaphors and contrived plot hijinks to make sense of itself.

    September 12, 2017 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • Luckily, Dayveon is worth every penny. Quiet and powerful, it's a film that takes a familiar story and makes it feel new. So, take the risk. You won't regret it.

    December 25, 2018 | Rating: 8.5/10 | Full Review…
  • [Director] Amman Abbasi ... pulls no punches in his evocation of hopelessness and despair amongst this particular African-American community in the Deep South.

    January 25, 2018 | Full Review…

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