Downtown: A Street Tale - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Downtown: A Street Tale Reviews

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Peter Debruge
Miami Herald
May 22, 2007
Amounts to little more than a downbeat soap opera.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
May 11, 2007
As maudlin and overly familiar as it is earnest.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Evan Henerson
Los Angeles Daily News
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Chuck Wilson
L.A. Weekly
May 10, 2007
Clichéd though it may be, this movie was clearly made with love.
John P. McCarthy
Boxoffice Magazine
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Frank Lovece
Film Journal International
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.
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Erin Clements
Time Out
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/6
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
April 20, 2007
A hackneyed melodrama partly redeemed by a cast convinced that it's performing Tennessee Williams.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
April 20, 2007
| Original Score: 1/4
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