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Fruitvale Station Reviews

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June 5, 2014
Just... no. This is heartstring-tugging hooey.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 4, 2014
It's an emotive film about an emotive incident, but an unmolested account of Grant's demise could have had so much more impact.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 4, 2014
This chronicle of a death foretold celebrates an individual's efforts to do better even as it laments his - and his nation's - difficulties in moving on.
June 2, 2014
It's ragged around the edges, but this remains a stirring tribute to Grant. And coaxed by the assured Coogler, Jordan delivers a performance that will long be remembered.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 2, 2014
A deeply moving drama played out on the small stage of ordinary people's lives.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 28, 2014
A tragic, grievous subject matter handled delicately and efficiently.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
April 25, 2014
Anchored by what deservedly proved to be a breakthrough turn for Jordan, Fruitvale Station is a devastating and detailed celebration of life.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 24, 2014
A captivating film ...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 8, 2014
Potentially blunt dramaturgy turns to something profound (and not perfumed) in implication.
March 9, 2014
An impressive debut by Ryan Coogler.
Full Review | Original Score: 79/100
February 20, 2014
Fruitvale Station does work, but it's marred by problematic writing and direction.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
February 6, 2014
As a first feature for writer/director Ryan Coogler, it's pretty remarkable. As a star-making vehicle for Michael B. Jordan, it's a slam dunk.
January 14, 2014
Fruitvale Station is centered around a tragic event with a powerful message, but just lacks the momentum to actually be impressive.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
December 30, 2013
Fruitvale Station nos lembra de que somos todos Oscar Grant.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
December 17, 2013
As a biographical drama Fruitvale Station works, though you're not going to pick up anything about the actual shooting that you don't already know.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
December 10, 2013
Michael B. Jordan is simply brilliant in his portrayal of Grant, whom Coogler presents as a generally happy, if complex and somewhat troubled young man.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
December 10, 2013
If Coogler were not as sure a directorial hand, or the film less gripping, that weight might be too much for it to bear. But, despite some imperfections, they're both up to the task.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
December 10, 2013
The intimacy of debut writer-director Ryan Coogler's approach to the film and the no-frills, believably real quality of the main performances combine to drive the senselessness of Oscar's killing home with visceral impact.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
December 10, 2013
Critically, Fruitvale Station serves as a morality tale that reminds us not to dismiss anyone without first knowing the full story behind the scenes. Every life has value.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 10, 2013
Writer-director Ryan Coogler's [film is an] assured and evenhanded debut.
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