Life Is Hot in Cracktown Reviews

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Geoff Berkshire
Metromix.com
June 25, 2009
About as credible as a middle school production of Death of a Salesman. The unspectacular storylines plod along, dragged down by lackluster performances and sloppy direction.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Wilson Morales
BlackFilm.com
June 26, 2009
Aside from tremendous performances given by Washington and Rasuk, the bleakness in 'Cracktown' doesn't offer a solution that leaves a positive outlook on life.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Scott Foundas
L.A. Weekly
June 25, 2009
Life goes far past the boiling point for most of the characters in this hilariously overwrought ghetto soap opera from cult writer-director Buddy Giovinazzo.
Clay Cane
BET.com
July 2, 2009
There are no positive characters in Cracktown. No voice of reason; just the reality of dire circumstances, which cannot be tied up in a pretty Hollywood bow.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Tim Cogshell
Boxoffice Magazine
June 26, 2009
One part Crash and one part Menace II Society.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Glenn Whipp
Los Angeles Times
July 1, 2009
While Giovinazzo's crude approach undercuts his occasional stab at gravitas, Cracktown's cast keeps things in the ballpark of relatable humanity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Justin Chang
Variety
June 26, 2009
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Hollywood Reporter
July 2, 2009
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