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Restless City Reviews

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August 16, 2012
"Restless City" is tumescent with atmosphere.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 16, 2012
Restless City looks gorgeous, but has nothing to say.
May 6, 2012
Inviting and intriguing in its beauty, grit, and danger, familiar yet foreign.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 4, 2012
"Restless City" possesses a poetic, contemplative sensibility as attuned to the vagrant beauty of polyglot urban life as to its chaotic unpredictability.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 3, 2012
Violent episodes explode and recede, but without context and emotional connection, they're sometimes just pictures.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 1, 2012
The script simply isn't in the same league as the images that Andrew Dosunmu and the gifted cinematographer Bradford Young have fashioned.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 29, 2012
Forget pimps, it's apparently just as hard out there for a street peddler.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 28, 2012
Beautiful but inert, Restless City is like a grimy lost verse of Jay-Z's 'Empire State of Mind' -- a film concerned with locating the quiet nobility in hand-to-mouth existence, and celebrating struggle for self-betterment via dollar bills, y'all.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
April 26, 2012
Mr. Dosunmu seems to have directed all his actors to pause before delivering lines, giving a languor to the film that comes to feel studied.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
April 26, 2012
In its portrait of a "Restless City" the film is strangely inert and feels like the work of image-makers, not storytellers.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 24, 2012
Told in an elliptical style with a pacing and jagged rhythms that take some getting used to, the thrust and power of the film lies in its poetic imagery...
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