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Brent Simon
Paste Magazine
April 16, 2015
A well-executed crime drama that, on a narrative level, finds itself too bogged down in the familiar to achieve genuine lift-off -- let alone anything memorable.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.8/10
Wilson Morales
April 10, 2015
Columbus Short and Alicja Bachleda are actually fun to watch in this lighthearted femme fatale wannabe film noir.
Kam Williams
Baret News
April 9, 2015
This predictable whodunit proves a tad too transparent.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Brian Tallerico
April 3, 2015
Onah doesn't quite stick the landing narratively, although he has such filmmaking energy that his work here merits comparison to that of the film's executive producer, Spike Lee.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
David Noh
Film Journal International
April 3, 2015
You've seen it all before, way better done.
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
April 2, 2015
Onah - whose movie began life as his thesis project at New York University - seems more keen on showing how the tensions of immigration and gentrification have shaped the Lower East Side than on fashioning a credible thriller.
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Ben Kenigsberg
April 2, 2015
A textbook noir premise gets an overamped and undercompelling treatment ...
Sheila O'Malley
The Dissolve
April 2, 2015
Though the film gets more banal as it reaches its climax-most viewers will have seen it all before-Onah creates refreshing space around these familiar stories and themes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Keith Uhlich
AV Club
April 2, 2015
The story has plenty of possibilities, though Onah rarely manages to put his own stamp on things.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Sara Stewart
New York Post
April 1, 2015
Ultimately, it's not so much the story - centered around a coke-fueled murder - that compels as Onah's familiarity with his setting. He's got a great feel for the vibrancy of downtown and the diversity of its population.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Ernest Hardy
Village Voice
March 31, 2015
The film's visually arresting, but it's the performances that hold it all together - Short, Wilmer Valderrama, Jesse Spencer, Paz de la Huerta, Míriam Colón, and Mike Starr, with Bachleda being the real glue.
Mark R. Leeper
Mark Leeper's Reviews
March 31, 2015
holds the viewer's attention and keeps him anxious to work out the mystery.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
March 31, 2015
Wilmer Valderrama -- yes, HIM -- reinvents himself as a truly scary heavy in this brisk and biting thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jennie Kermode
Eye for Film
March 30, 2015
It's a familiar plot, here played out on the streets of New York by a cast of rising stars with some impressive work already behind them. The Girl Is In Trouble may not have many new things to say, but it says them well.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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