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Sollers Point Reviews

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January 20, 2019
A despairing slice-of-life drama set in the blue-collar suburb of Baltimore.
Full Review | Original Score: B
December 23, 2018
What is striking is that, the more the action is delineated, the sadder the film becomes, because none of it is good for Keith. Anything remotely eventful only drives him further and further backwards.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 9, 2018
We engage with the characters but don't necessarily align ourselves with any of them. We observe in a non-judgmental fashion.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 24, 2018
Porterfield, who hails from Baltimore himself, extracts convincing emotions from the simplest scenes, pursuing the understated rather than the boisterous.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
June 1, 2018
Though the ending may be a touch off-footed, and some performances range from the cliched to the monotonous, the majority of the film captures a rather unique (and realistic) concern that affects numerous Americans today.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.5/10
June 1, 2018
Jim Belushi is superb in the small role of Keith's father, a man admired and respected by everyone but the one individual he loves more than all the others combined.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 25, 2018
Familiar themes are given a fresh perspective in this evocative redemption drama.
May 25, 2018
With "Sollers Point," [Porterfield has] added just enough narrative momentum to make that well-trod subset of crime sagas - the struggle to go straight - feel fresh again.
May 23, 2018
What "Sollers Point" accomplishes is a singular balancing act, compensating for the mood of heavy discouragement with only the slenderest thread of hope.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 17, 2018
"Sollers Point" is an intimate and wise character study, not only of an unformed young man but also of a neighborhood struggling to preserve itself in the face of economic decline.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
May 17, 2018
Characters like this one can be infuriating. But Mr. Lombardi imbues Keith with an ordinary likability...
May 16, 2018
The loose, seemingly improvisational performances bolster the film's unstudied realism and surface the hope and despair of the characters.
May 14, 2018
The film is a moving and elusive blend of naturalism and melodrama, less a character study than an analysis of a community.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 14, 2018
Sketching Keith's inner conflicts and practical struggles with a graceful, mood-rich lyricism, Porterfield presses gently but painfully on some of the most inflamed and sensitive parts of American society.
May 11, 2018
If you like your cinema with a bite, chew on this.
May 11, 2018
The journey is everything in Sollers Point... By film's end, you understand that life, and hopefully growth, goes on. There's real beauty in coming to grips with that.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 9, 2018
Gritty, intimate and meandering ex-con-gets-his-life-back tale that makes great use of Baltimore locations.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
May 8, 2018
Sollers Point is easy to admire, abstractly and on principle.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
May 3, 2018
You sense the futility in rooting for him, but you do all the same.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 17, 2017
Sollers Point crackles as Keith tries in earnest to improve his life... Lombardi is magnetic and hypnotic as Keith.
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