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Sollers Point Reviews

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
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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
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
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
Sollers Point is more bland and shapeless than any clearly empathetic project should be.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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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 15, 2017
Matthew Porterfield's film ultimately conveys the limitations of freedom within towns like the one at its center.
October 4, 2017
It gains little momentum, and the result feels a little pallid, for all its lived-in, worn-through sense of place.
September 28, 2017
Working again in his native Baltimore, the writer-director maintains the documentary-style feel for place that has infused all his features.