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Washington Heights Reviews

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June 7, 2014
Considering the money this film cost to make, its short shooting schedule, and its unpandering ethnic content, it's a triumph.
July 2, 2013
may inspire some to get off at 191st street
Full Review | Original Score: B-
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 9, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
May 21, 2004
De Villa has a light touch that instills the film with a certain charm that saves the day
November 29, 2003
A solid effort by the talented de Villa in his directorial debut.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
October 3, 2003
The performances are uniformly fine, with Perez showing a heavy amount of presence and complexity.
September 6, 2003
The film has an urgency and assured street-level realism that is rare for any film, let alone one by a first-time director.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
August 4, 2003
An affecting reworking of a traditional story, told with passion, sensitivity, and a little clumsiness.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
July 31, 2003
A promising debut that makes us anticipate this Columbia University film grad's sophomore work.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
July 31, 2003
Buoyed by strong performances from Perez and Miami-resident Milian, Washington Heights overcomes the familiarity of its premise through its passion and conviction.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 23, 2003
Washington Heights is sloppy and often undernourished, but it convincingly creates a neighborhood throbbing with activity and caring.
Read More | Original Score: B-
July 21, 2003
Deserves a wide audience hungry for sympathetic, three-dimensional people caught up in something bigger than themselves.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 19, 2003
Washington Heights may not always be great, but director Alfredo de Villa lights an undeniable fire in the movie's belly.
Read More | Original Score: B
July 11, 2003
A fine and absorbing film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 11, 2003
Often engaging.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 15, 2003
Director de Villa captures the rhythms and colors, the sounds and flavor of the neighborhood that gives this movie its name.
May 28, 2003
Perez has fire and verve in him and an impressive screen presence.
May 16, 2003
Its depiction of life sidesteps cliché, sticking to the borough of real and plausible human emotion.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 9, 2003
Tightly edited exterior sequences capture the flavor of the neighborhood's street life, and De Villa assembled a solid ensemble cast of relative unknowns.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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