Quiet City

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Jamie's lost. She's in New York to see a friend, but the friend is nowhere to be found. Charlie just quit his job and isn't sure what's next. Their paths cross late at night on an empty subway platform, and an unlikely connection is formed. Together they share 24 hours drifting from diners, to city parks, to a party deep in the heart of Brooklyn.


Critic Reviews for Quiet City

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (10) | Fresh (16) | Rotten (3)

  • Formally impressive but tedious.

    Sep 19, 2007
  • In place of Before Sunrise's verbal fireworks, the aptly named Quiet City offers something more like linguistic sparklers -- modest, yes, but charming all the same.

    Sep 1, 2007 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

    Nathan Rabin

    AV Club
    Top Critic
  • Although the movie is hardly more ambitious than its young protagonists, there's a lot of value in a lazy day. Quiet City knows where to find it.

    Aug 31, 2007 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • A talkfest like this is ripe for disaster, but Quiet City succeeds thanks to its two leads, Erin Fisher as Jamie and Cris Lankenau as Charlie. They're attractive and likable, and they hold our interest throughout.

    Aug 31, 2007 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Proof positive that life's mundanities are even more tedious projected onto a movie screen.

    Aug 30, 2007 | Rating: 3/6 | Full Review…

    Mark Holcomb

    Time Out
    Top Critic
  • A contemplative widescreen experience that views its landscape -- the borderline-industrial hipster neighborhoods of Brooklyn, N.Y. -- with painterly patience.

    Aug 29, 2007

Audience Reviews for Quiet City

  • Sep 18, 2008
    Couple meet by chance, they talk, go to the park, visit friends, go to an art gallery and then a party. That's all there is to it, plenty of dialogue which keeps the interest as does the interaction of the leads though it still feels forced and not so natural. This may be down to the awkwardness of the characters themselves. Cheap and cheerful it's a very simple film that some would argue shouldn't even be classified as film. It's more like forced realism or an orchestrated documentary. This is what real reality TV would be like if you took away the stupid "plots", manipulative editing and dodgy soundtracks.
    Luke B Super Reviewer

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