Fruitvale Station Reviews

June 28, 2019
Such sad outcomes are all too commonplace in the United States, and this simple, stridently moving film drives home the pointlessness of a life lost for no reason.
June 8, 2019
It's a rough sit, sometimes unpleasant, and ultimately deeply painful, but somehow an essential watch.
June 8, 2019
Ryan Coogler, aided by a wonderfully compelling performance from his central actor, has created an emotionally strong film that stays in the heart and corners of the eyes for a long time after the credits.
June 5, 2019
It's a film that shines with passion and truth, and which you can't help feeling ought to be compulsory viewing.
April 12, 2019
Fruitvale Station will rattle you to the core.
April 9, 2019
It's a powerful piece of filmmaking that is full of raw energy -- a movie that will stay with you long after the closing credits roll.
March 22, 2019
It's Coogler's confrontational depiction of police brutality and his attempts to represent the society he aims to inspire and inform that makes Fruitvale Station such essential viewing.
November 16, 2018
When that shot comes, you've forgotten that it's been waiting for you this whole time, and it's twice as heartbreaking now that Fruitvale Station has made you care.
November 6, 2018
This is a powerful film that is sure to make waves as it's released in the current climate of gun violence and on the heels of the Trayvon Martin verdict.
August 26, 2018
This is an important movie and Coogler is one of the bright new voices in cinema.
August 24, 2018
... what Fruitvale Station does so brilliantly is effectively convey the total devastation that comes with the unjustified loss of a young life.
August 21, 2018
Ryan Coogler's first feature-length film, Fruitvale Station, is a powerful, meditative exploration of one ordinary life that met an extraordinary and tragic end.
January 26, 2018
Filmmaker Ryan Coogler has created a three-dimensional character in Oscar Grant that is both flawed and easily relatable.
October 25, 2017
It's a sad state of affairs when movies like Fruitvale Station have to show everyone what they should know by now: Black people are people, too.
September 7, 2017
While Fruitvale Station is elevated by Jordan's portrayal, the supporting cast, whose characters surround Oscar even during his most internal struggles, is also magnetic to watch.
August 26, 2017
Ryan Coogler's film accomplishes what so many films fail to do: put us in touch with the life that was ended that night.
August 14, 2017
This is a film for the people, a film for feelers and thinkers who want to see a story about a flawed person who loved his daughter and family.
March 21, 2017
Michael B. Jordon honed his talent on series like The Wire and Friday Night Lights. His performance seems natural but that doesn't mean it was easy to achieve. It's subtle, deep and fiery.
April 10, 2016
Michael B. Jordan and Octavia Spencer are particularly good in the film.
April 6, 2016
Ryan Coogler's film is very sad and will make you cry, and maybe that's a good thing. I acknowledge it's important to devote time and care to such portrayals of abuse and injustice, and Coogler has certainly done that.