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Gimme The Loot Reviews

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Wesley Morris
Grantland
January 3, 2014
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.
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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
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
April 18, 2013
A thousand-watt jolt of mischief, a spunky, funky, ebullient indie that packs its 81 minutes with cinematic exhilaration.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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John Hartl
Seattle Times
April 11, 2013
It may be a slight movie, but it has its sunny charms.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
April 4, 2013
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 | Original Score: 3/4
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
April 4, 2013
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 | Original Score: 3/4
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
March 28, 2013
"Gimme the Loot" shouldn't be as appealing and exuberant as it is, it really shouldn't.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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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 Zoë Lescaze as Ginnie, a spoiled white kid who teaches the taggers a thing or two about drift and being dissolute.
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Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader
March 28, 2013
Small but bursting with energy.
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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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Richard Roeper
Chicago Sun-Times
March 28, 2013
This is a simple, meandering, slice-of-life indie film that feels more authentic than most "gritty" New York films with infinitely larger budgets.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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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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Glenn Kenny
MSN Movies
March 22, 2013
... 'Gimme the Loot' isn't the kind of film where a lot happens, but that's it's small-scale magic ...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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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
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March 21, 2013
A warm and wonderfully discursive slice-of-life story, with an emphasis on language and local color and a great feel for the longings of working-class adolescents.
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
March 21, 2013
Sofia is intense and unsmiling, while Malcolm is a charming, goofy chatterbox, and they make a vivid impression, even without spray paint.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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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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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
March 21, 2013
Want a bracing alternative to the usual Hollywood swill? Try Gimme the Loot, a fresh, funky jolt of filmmaking joy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Noel Murray
AV Club
March 21, 2013
Gimme The Loot has an energy that's been missing from independent film lately. It's not dreary or quirky; not excessively stylish or stubbornly formless.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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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
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David Fear
Time Out
March 19, 2013
It's a triumph of the underdog in more ways than one. And that final shot would make Ozu beam.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
March 19, 2013
Leon's grungy résumé indie is a modest deal, with a sweet, mumblecore-style ending, but it glows with unmistakable star power.
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Eric Kohn
indieWIRE
March 15, 2013
Like the graffiti art it documents, it's a lovingly handmade affair.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
March 15, 2013
I see so many independent movies that sometimes, when an indie movie comes along that really is independent -- that is to say, when it offers up a fresh new way of seeing -- I blink twice.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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David Rooney
Hollywood Reporter
May 25, 2012
Does it sound patronizing to call a slice-of-life film about teenage Bronx graffiti artists adorable? It's not meant to.
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Peter Debruge
Variety
March 15, 2012
The stakes may be low, but the experience is authentic ...