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Chalk (1996)




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This drama chronicles the lives of several people at a San Francisco pool hall run by aging Pop and his adopted son T.C. Although T.C. has the talent to become a professional pool player, he lacks the confidence. But when Pop needs money for an operation, T.C. finds new inspiration.


Critic Reviews for Chalk

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (4)

Chalk is an exciting rediscovery-a crackling, nervy gem from what now seems like a very distant era.

July 29, 2019 | Full Review…

Chalk has unusual visual vitality in a John Cassavetes vein. For the adventurous, it's worth checking out.

January 13, 2007 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

[Suffers] from excessive sentimentality and the film finally fails to escape the conventions of the Hollywood cinema it so proudly deplores.

January 13, 2007 | Rating: 1.5/5

In Chalk, the writing is all on the wall, but its outline can only be seen in artful smudges.

January 10, 2007 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

An impressive low-whistle, hardscrabble look at the world of pool sharks and the people who crisscross their lives.

January 13, 2007 | Full Review…

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