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Harlem Aria Reviews

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Maria Garcia
Film Journal International
March 5, 2010
Entertaining debut film about a Harlem laundry worker who dreams of becoming a famous tenor.
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Aaron Hillis
Time Out
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Kam Williams
TheLoop21.com
April 6, 2010
100 minutes of Hell that had me reaching for my meds.
| Original Score: 0/4
Kam Williams
NewsBlaze
April 2, 2010
100 minutes of Hell that had me reaching for my meds.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru
March 7, 2010
A contrived, lazy drama that's increasingly asinine, unrealistic, awkward and over-the-top.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.75/10
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
March 5, 2010
Missing no stops on the road from cloying to annoying, Harlem Aria has waited more than 10 years for domestic release. Maybe its destiny has been written.
| Original Score: 2/5
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
March 5, 2010
Harlem Aria has been gathering dust since it screened at the Toronto Film Festival in 1999. Why it is now getting a release is something Congress should look into.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Robert Koehler
Variety
March 3, 2010
Despite pro handling on both sides of he camera, the storytelling and filmmaking ring false, especially, in the characterizations.
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Andrew Schenker
Village Voice
March 2, 2010
Racial tensions and bawdy humor carry the day, until, following an unfunny set piece at a fancy hotel and a street robbery, black and white (far too) easily come together to help their young charge.
Joseph Jon Lanthier
Slant Magazine
March 1, 2010
Scrap the negligible subplot about inanimate objects desiring, and achieving, corporeal existence and the narrative of William Jennings's Harlem Aria is essentially Pinocchio in the Hood.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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