Red Hook Black (2011)




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An illicit affair between a niece and her uncle. The dependable older brother and his irresponsible younger brother who may come to blows. Two best friends from Red Hook try to adjust to the new normal economy. These events are the inspiration behind Red Hook Black, a slice of life picture set against the backdrop of the Brooklyn waterfront enclave of the same name. -- (C) Official Site
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Kyle Fields
as Marco
James Jackson
as Damian
Victoria Negri
as Elizabeth
Maria Aparo
as Ashley
Penny Bittone
as Chester
Sandra Schneider
as Cassandra
Julius LaMar
as Michael Rego
Garry Carbone
as Freddy
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Critic Reviews for Red Hook Black

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (3)

"Red Hook Black" crawls forward by means of stilted conversations and vacuous exchanges.

December 8, 2011
New York Times
Top Critic

The characters are wearisomely one-dimensional and their situations and motives almost indecipherable due to poor exposition, weirdly pretentious dialogue and amateurish thesping.

Full Review… | December 8, 2011
Top Critic

Reprinting its entire script would be the only way to properly convey the unintentionally hilarious awfulness of Red Hook Black, which complements its stilted and goofy writing with equally inept performances.

Full Review… | December 6, 2011
Village Voice
Top Critic

This slice of Brooklyn "realism" is a triple threat: badly written, directed and acted.

Full Review… | December 8, 2011
Film Journal International

That this strained film about two friends struggling with jobs and family in a bleak, thickly spread economic milieu is adapted from a play is painfully obvious.

Full Review… | December 6, 2011
Slant Magazine

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