Downtown: A Street Tale Reviews

May 22, 2007
Amounts to little more than a downbeat soap opera.
May 11, 2007
As maudlin and overly familiar as it is earnest.
May 11, 2007
[Director] Zielinski's attempts at serving up grunge and grittiness largely fall flat. Scenes of sex and drug use are typically accompanied by a swooning and intrusive soundtrack.
May 10, 2007
Clichd though it may be, this movie was clearly made with love.
April 27, 2007
We're asked to invest in too many characters; on the other hand, aside from Bujold, there's no one you want or need to know more about.
April 23, 2007
Many actors have written far worse debut scripts, and except for one shot...it all comes off grungy and sad and cold-as-concrete unromanticized.
April 21, 2007
As Downtown plods toward its Christmas Eve-set climax, the film's tendency to OD on melodrama detracts from its grittier moments.
April 20, 2007
Veteran actress Bujold's powerful, unaffected performance is the anchor that keeps the film's episodic subplots from spinning off into chaos.
April 20, 2007
Earnest intentions can't begin to save this clumsy cautionary tale about teens and twentysomethings trying to survive on the mean streets of Manhattan.
April 20, 2007
A hackneyed melodrama partly redeemed by a cast convinced that it's performing Tennessee Williams.
April 20, 2007