• Released
  • June 21, 2002
  • R , 1 hr 25 min
  • Art House/Foreign
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Gutsy, unconventional, bursting with raw urban energy, this surprisingly suspenseful drama portrays New York Hell's Kitchen residents whose lives are governed by the immutable circumstances of their tawdry existence.
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New York Post

By Megan Lehmann
Lacking quite the zip and zing of "Run Lola Run," this lively indie tale of a drug deal gone awry could be alternately titled "Walk Fast Bobby Walk Fast."
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Village Voice

By Leslie Camhi
Montias's script lacks surprises -- Still, the minor figures surrounding him (Bobby) -- from teenage Puerto Rican beauties to a mobster's middle-aged groupie -- form a gritty urban mosaic, and Bobby's wanton energy is utterly convincing.
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New York Daily News

Manages to distinguish itself with a strong central performance and a mostly low-key approach to the subject matter.
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Los Angeles Times

By Kevin Thomas
Decidedly a minor item that's been on the shelf for a while but is nonetheless an effective calling card for its writer-director-star.
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The New York Times

By A.O. Scott
Whenever the picture tries to be about something bigger, it turns predictable or maudlin or, in a few sad instances, both simultaneously.
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TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
As a debut it holds out the promise that Montias might do something more interesting in his next film.
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L.A. Weekly

By Scott Foundas
The movie rarely overcomes its terminal Scorsese- and Ferrara-isms, or fulfills the promise, evident in the film's early passages, that Montias might be a fine observer of local color with his own unique stories to tell.
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46 out of 100
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