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Gimme The Loot Reviews

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Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express (UK)
May 2, 2013
It's a shaggy dog story with a certain amount of charm but not nearly enough drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Richard Brody
New Yorker
March 25, 2013
The idea is good but the result is saccharine; the movie plays more like an outline that's still awaiting its point of view.
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Dave Calhoun
Time Out
April 30, 2013
'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 | Original Score: 3/5
Matt Pais
March 28, 2013
Promotes robbery and can't be serious in expecting us to care whether Malcolm and Sofia become more than friends.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard
May 3, 2013
The film is episodic and determinedly offbeat, funny at its best, boring at its worst.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Max Nelson
Film Comment Magazine
November 5, 2013
When the next American new wave rolls around, it'll be thanks to moments like these, and movies like Gimme the Loot.
Monica Riese
Austin Chronicle
May 17, 2013
First-time feature director Adam Leon's shots are precise and full of detail.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Sheila O'Malley
Chicago Sun-Times
March 21, 2013
Adam Leon has created something unique and current, with affectionate nods to New York films of the past.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
May 2, 2013
Bolstered by a low-key but assured aesthetic and a soundtrack of vintage soul and doo-wop, the film is infectiously enjoyable, with frequently amusing insights and an affable shagginess.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jamie Neish
October 19, 2012
Gimme the Loot is a slice of lo-fi filmmaking by a promising new talent that refreshingly shifts focus onto the everyday lives of two aspirational young people from a world that's seldom given prominence in film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post
March 22, 2013
"Gimme the Loot" winds up as a shaggy-dog story built largely out of digressions, but the punch line is tender, as is Leon's attitude toward being young and poor in New York.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Niki Boyle
The List
February 4, 2013
There's a certain last-act development that feels a bit forced considering this otherwise relaxed tone, but it's hard to bear a grudge when the rest of the film is pulled off with such naturalistic grace.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jack Jones
May 2, 2013
Endlessly entertaining, refreshingly light-hearted and bursting with summer soul, Gimme The Loot joins the pantheon of great New York movies.
Monica Castillo
Paste Magazine
March 22, 2013
Much more grownup than it looks, Gimme the Loot is that rare teen-centric film whose brisk pace is unburdened by sentimentality.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.3/10
Simon Gallagher
Film School Rejects
May 28, 2012
It's a simple film, but an artfully executed one, and it succeeds precisely because it demands very little from the audience.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Miriam Bale
New York Daily News
March 21, 2013
Director Adam Leon, 31, has slyly and reverentially crafted a perfect New York movie, including the class tensions, relentless hustling and spontaneous connections that best define the exuberant strain of the city.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader
March 28, 2013
Small but bursting with energy.
Charlie Lyne
Ultra Culture
July 6, 2012
Charmingly lackadaisical.
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
March 28, 2013
There's barely enough narrative to sustain even an 81-minute picture, yet a sweet spirit buoys this quick-witted, amiably foul-mouthed indie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
March 28, 2013
Tashiana Washington and Ty Hickson are terrific in the main roles. So is ZoŽ Lescaze as Ginnie, a spoiled white kid who teaches the taggers a thing or two about drift and being dissolute.
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