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Sollers Point Reviews

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October 29, 2018
Rather than conjuring sympathy for our protagonist, the film wallows in his rut.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
May 11, 2018
Sollers Point is more bland and shapeless than any clearly empathetic project should be.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
October 4, 2017
It gains little momentum, and the result feels a little pallid, for all its lived-in, worn-through sense of place.
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May 25, 2018
The screenplay is naturalistic and the lead actor holds attention, but the film is too long and inconsequential to make much of a lasting impact as Keith meanders through his daily routines.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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
May 11, 2018
If you like your cinema with a bite, chew on this.
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
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-
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
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 11, 2017
The filmmaker demonstrates a rising talent to build characters who, in just a couple of appearances, are filled with life. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 80/100
May 3, 2018
You sense the futility in rooting for him, but you do all the same.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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 16, 2018
The loose, seemingly improvisational performances bolster the film's unstudied realism and surface the hope and despair of the characters.
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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May 8, 2018
Sollers Point is easy to admire, abstractly and on principle.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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
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
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
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