Laws of Gravity (1992)

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Either loved or hated by the critics, this is the debut film by the 29-year-old writer/director, Nick Gomez. A three-day slice-of-life in Brooklyn done in the cinema verite style, this is a violent movie portraying two ruthless thieves and their friends involved in illegal activities--following them through the urban underbelly as they commit their crimes and are pursued by the police.

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Critic Reviews for Laws of Gravity

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (2)

Shot in Brooklyn in 12 days on a $38,000 budget, this flawlessly acted movie about two dead-end thieves owes an obvious debt to Mean Streets, yet it finds an urgent, hyperreal style all its own.

Feb 8, 2018 | Full Review…
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One of the freshest indies of the 1990s, Laws of Gravity offers an ultra-realistic depiction of terrifying nihilism

Jun 2, 2011 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

...A sustained level of tension that few street dramas can match.

Oct 26, 2007 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

The characters seem so real that this film could be mistaken for a documentary.

May 12, 2004 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Laws of Gravity

"Laws of Gravity" is about a bunch of violent, foul-mouthed people whose daily activities consist of shoplifting, drinking, smoking, and getting in fights with each other. In fact, so many small conversations escalate into full-on brawls that it actually becomes humorous to watch them carry on. Director Nick Gomez does an excellent job of depicting real life in Brooklyn, doing so with long takes and a handheld camera, and both the writing and the acting are top-notch. "Laws of Gravity" isn't about story, but rather about a way of life that most of us are unfamiliar with.

Stephen Earnest
Stephen Earnest

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½

Another 90's Indie classic.

Anthony Valletta
Anthony Valletta

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