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Dayveon (2017)

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A grieving teen (Devin Blackmon) joins a gang in his impoverished Arkansas hometown after he cannot contain his resentment over the death of his older brother anymore. His overworked adult sister (Chasity Moore) and her boyfriend (Dontrell Bright) try to raise him as best they can, but the siren call of gangsta life pulls at him.

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Critic Reviews for Dayveon

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Boasts an emotional magnetism that goes beyond a strong character or narrative, while never letting you forget the true elements that have inspired it.

February 4, 2017 | Full Review…

Quietly moving to watch [Dayveon] find something he can old on to between all the stupid that surrounds us.

January 25, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Dayveon simply cribs from the Southern-fried playbook of its own big-name producer, David Gordon Green.

January 22, 2017 | Rating: C | Full Review…
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Intriguing formal noodlings can't disguise the clichés in the script. Even so, it's clear that Abbasi has talent and ambition ...

January 20, 2017 | Full Review…

The more "Dayveon" attempts to up the dramatic and moral stakes of its narrative, the less persuasive it is as idiosyncratic, indigenous storytelling.

January 20, 2017 | Full Review…
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Abbasi transplants hood movie tropes to the Deep South, infusing the bucolic settings with junkyard lyricism.

May 19, 2017 | Full Review…

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