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1982 (2013)




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Tim Brown is a devoted family man who has worked hard to provide a good life for his wife Shenae and daughter Maya. But all is threatened when Shenae's old boyfriend returns from prison and lures her back into a dangerous lifestyle. Though his wife has abandoned him, Tim refuses to give up hope, fighting against impossible odds to bring his family back together in this powerful drama.

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Hill Harper
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Critic Reviews for 1982

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (3)

Enough cannot be said for how refreshing it is to see characters like these relate, interact, and grow with one another on screen.

March 19, 2018 | Full Review…

Suitably low-key but sometimes under-realized, this drama is fueled by its working-class milieu and a heart-wrenching performance by Hill Harper.

February 27, 2016 | Full Review…

The film feels coolly detached because the story and characters are underdeveloped.

February 25, 2016 | Full Review…

Oliver never backs away from difficult subject matter (semi-autobiographical, at that) and it's positively gut-wrenching to watch.

September 5, 2019 | Full Review…

So finely and honestly observed for much of its running time, the confidence doesn't seem to quite be there to let the film's most dramatic moments work on their own power without musical or editorial augmentation.

November 21, 2018 | Full Review…

1982 is a strong debut feature with several brilliant scenes that ought to believe in itself a bit more.

June 27, 2016 | Rating: B | Full Review…

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