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Welcome To Pine Hill Reviews

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February 16, 2014
Ghetto gangsta' seeks redemption in the country after leading life of crime in the Concrete Jungle.
| Original Score: 2/4
January 4, 2014
The urban angst over the city's diversity seems authentic.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
December 9, 2013
Harper's strong, understated performance brings dignity and humour to the role.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
December 8, 2013
This is a film that is both short on plot and stretched out in time. If it weren't for the hand-held camera lingering on some shots way too long with no cuts, this film would be only about 40 minutes long.
Full Review | Original Score: C
June 6, 2013
Mixes real-life situations and characters with fictionalized narrative threads to create a highly authentic slice-of-life drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
March 9, 2013
An intimate and existential character study of a man out of place with his past, himself, and his surroundings...it never quite coalesces as deeply as it hopes to, but this spiritual tale of redemption resonates.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
March 1, 2013
At times the improvised dialogue seems too schematic and superfluous, especially in view of such exploratory and observant handheld camera work. Otherwise, though, this is wonderful stuff.
March 1, 2013
A tender cinema verite take on one man's quest for spiritual redemption.
March 1, 2013
Writer-director Keith Miller's existential tone and Harper's gentle approach and giant soul turn this New York story with a final twist into something special.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 28, 2013
[It] relies on understatement and indirection to arrive at a powerful and resonant meaning.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
February 26, 2013
Keith Miller doesn't always trust the fluency of his visual language, occasionally forcing a point that's already being captured.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 26, 2013
Welcome to Pine Hill precariously navigates the line between representing the perspective of a black male and projecting a white man's guilt onto it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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