Gimme The Loot (2013)

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Critic Consensus: Thanks to energetic performances from its young leads, Gimme The Loot captures a slice of city life with warmth and exuberance.

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Malcolm and Sofia, two determined teens from the Bronx, are the ultimate graffiti-writers. When a rival gang buffs their latest masterpiece, they must hatch a plan to get revenge by tagging an iconic NYC landmark, but they need to raise $500 to pull off their spectacular scheme. Over the course of two whirlwind, sun-soaked summer days, Malcolm and Sofia travel on an epic urban adventure involving black market spray cans, illicit bodegas, stolen sneakers, a high wire heist, and a beautiful, rich girl's necklace that is literally their key to becoming the biggest writers in the City. (c) Official Site
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NR
Genre:
Drama
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Cast

Ty Hickson
as Malcolm
Meeko Gattuso
as Champion
Zoë Lescaze
as Ginnie
Sam Soghor
as Lenny
Stephanie Solis
as Spanish Girl
Adam Metzger
as Donnie
Greyson Cruz
as Alfonso
James Harris
as Ronaldo
Leah Hennessey
as Hot Mess
Howard Donowitz
as Hardware Store Owner
Nicole M. Ayala
as Spanish Girl
Jose Rivera
as Bicycle Thief
Nicholas Zayas
as Bicycle Thief
Hasham Kassim
as Cell Deli Dude
Chris Bond
as Bodega Bouncer
Hasan Williams
as Trash Talker
Gaston Monescu
as Monkey Man
Marina Cukeric
as Australian Girl
Matthew Thomas Leon
as Powder Nash
Pip White
as Wallflower
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Critic Reviews for Gimme The Loot

All Critics (64) | Top Critics (26)

Amid all the copycatting and pricey bombast and genericness, here's a movie that looks like it hails from a real place; whose characters sound like they come from somewhere; whose stakes are stresslessly low.

Full Review… | January 3, 2014
Grantland
Top Critic

'Gimme the Loot' is ... meandering and a little shallow. And even at 79 minutes it feels a little too long for what's essentially the film equivalent of a short story.

Full Review… | April 30, 2013
Time Out
Top Critic

A thousand-watt jolt of mischief, a spunky, funky, ebullient indie that packs its 81 minutes with cinematic exhilaration.

Full Review… | April 18, 2013
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Top Critic

It may be a slight movie, but it has its sunny charms.

April 11, 2013
Seattle Times
Top Critic

A movie about teenage taggers in the Bronx should be fast and raw, scruffy and loose, and Adam Leon's Gimme the Loot is just that.

Full Review… | April 4, 2013
Philadelphia Inquirer
Top Critic

As it lopes along, the movie offers a warm but very sharp portrait of New York's have-nots and their uneasy relationship with the haves.

Full Review… | April 4, 2013
Boston Globe
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Gimme The Loot

½

What makes this movie work - it could have put "based on a true story" and everyone would believe it. The acting, writing, even the camera work flaws add to a sense of realism other similar films try desperately to achieve.

Alex Hurt II
Alex Hurt II
½

Getting a window into a life i am completely unfamiliar with was one of the best parts of this very well crafted film. A hard luck day in the life story of two New York taggers who you spend equal time rooting and feeling bad for. Lots of unique characters from the bizarre to the unlikable populate this world. You realize half of the way though that the goal is not important its all about the journey though this tough but always interesting life.

Alex Wolf Rkc
Alex Wolf Rkc
½

'Gimme the Loot'. Three likeable leads including the city of New York, which is very much a character in its own right.

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