Quiet City (2007)

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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.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Art House & International , Drama
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Studio:
IFC

Cast

Erin Fisher
as Jamie
Cris Lankenau
as Charlie
Michael Tully
as Michael
Karrie Crouse
as Karrie
Keegan DeWitt
as Keegan
Daryl Nuhn
as Daryl
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Critic Reviews for Quiet City

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (10)

Formally impressive but tedious.

September 19, 2007
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | August 31, 2007
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.

Full Review… | August 31, 2007
New York Daily News
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | August 31, 2007
New York Post
Top Critic

Proof positive that life's mundanities are even more tedious projected onto a movie screen.

Full Review… | August 29, 2007
Time Out
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | August 29, 2007
Salon.com
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Audience Reviews for Quiet City

½

This is a prime cut in the mumblecore genre. The portrayal of two people who roam NYC and talk about various things seems like a somewhat okay plot. However, what makes it great are the conversations themselves. It's a dialogue driven movie and at times it feels like it's driving it in the right direction. Where it can seem to fail is that it can seem like a bit of a bore to people who are anti-mumblecore or anti-indie film. **Please Note: This movie will not be for everyone. This will probably fit only a few number of people, me being one of them.**

Austin Guerrero
Austin Guerrero

If the purpose of this movie was to reflect the rootlessness and irrelevance of a certain slice of an American generation, it succeeded spectacularly. The only thing that kept me watching to the end (although I did start to nod off a couple of times) was to ascertain that I really was traveling a cinematic road to nowhere. I was.

John Hillyer
John Hillyer

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 Baldock
Luke Baldock

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