Quiet City Reviews

August 22, 2017
Adulthood. . .looms on the horizon, but it is forestalled for an instant, or maybe forever. This lack of engagement with the world is both charming and maddening, and it made it difficult, for me at least, to truly like the characters.
April 15, 2009
It's a wonderfully goofy movie that was a fun watch.
October 18, 2008
September 12, 2008
July 24, 2008
July 22, 2008
Quiet City may be modest in budget and muted in its ambitions, but for anyone who imagines that truly independent American cinema is dead, this most chaste of romances is a quiet film worth shouting about.
September 19, 2007
Formally impressive but tedious.
September 14, 2007
Quiet City is a slight film, but it's so pure and precise and honest that it takes on stature beyond its actual size. As a work of art, it makes a big noise indeed.
September 1, 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.
August 31, 2007
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.
August 31, 2007
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.
August 31, 2007
Callow, self-centered, often infuriatingly inarticulate but filled with possibility; Katz and leads, who improvised much of their own dialogue, capture the contradictions with enough fragile charm that it's hard not to wish them well.
August 30, 2007
Proof positive that life's mundanities are even more tedious projected onto a movie screen.
August 29, 2007
A contemplative widescreen experience that views its landscape -- the borderline-industrial hipster neighborhoods of Brooklyn, N.Y. -- with painterly patience.
Top Critic
August 29, 2007
Evokes a memorable aesthetic to surround its minor-key maybe-romance.
August 29, 2007
Tender and sad, it is a fully realized work of mumblecore poetry.
August 23, 2007
Quiet City often attains a floating, poetic buoyancy that pulls a fast one on gravity.
June 30, 2007
In order for such a small film like this to work, you have to kind of fall in love with the leads, and both Fisher and Lankenau make that easy to do.
June 27, 2007
Quiet City was the festival highlight, for me.