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Putty Hill Reviews

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½ March 5, 2011
A true independent film, this isn't for everyone, but it is really good. It's a bit unpolished and you can tell this movie had a low budget, but if you can get by all of that and pay attention to the story, you realize how good the film is.

There are a lot of long takes, as a matter of fact the director almost lost me in the 1st 15 minutes of the movie with his long takes. but that type of style actually helps makes this movie. and I'm glad i kept paying attention after the 1st 15 minutes.
February 24, 2011
Unwatchable. Truly!
It's the Emperor's New Clothes.
½ February 21, 2011
Dear God--an art film I liked!
Harlequin68
Super Reviewer
½ February 21, 2011
"Putty Hill" is a low key and naturalistic movie that takes place after Cory has overdosed at the age of 24. As we find out through interviews conducted with various characters(by director Matthew Porterfield which are reminiscent of Peter Watkins' historicals), there is a lengthy history of violence and early deaths in this Baltimore neighborhood, not to mention prison sentences.(Even the play is violent in the early paint ball scene.) Violence is so commonplace that a group of high school girls are merely inconvenienced when they have to vacate a park after an armed robbery in the area. So, it is ironic that the one thing to bring everybody back together is a funeral, including Zoe(Zoe Vance) who is uneasy in her return from Delaware. And the final sequence serves to bring events full circle, just as the characters simply go round and round in their lives.
February 9, 2011
this looks so freakin' retarded
Super Reviewer
February 1, 2011
Odd mix of faux-documentary and mumblecore looks at how the death of a local teenager affects and entire town. Odd mix of faux-documentary and mumblecore looks at how the death of a local teenager affects and entire town.Its strange mix of styles is more off-putting than involving. The mumblecore masquerading as documentary feels forced rather than fluid.
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