• Released
  • April 20, 2012
  • 1 hr 30 min
  • Romance
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Downtown Express Synopsis
A Russian violin student (Philippe Quint) at Julliard is torn between classical and street music.
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Slant Magazine

By Joseph Jon Lanthier
The movie's final act tries, somewhat admirably, to consolidate the plot's myriad interpersonal conflicts.
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60

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Grubin is an experienced documentarian, and he plays to his strengths here. He certainly makes the most of the Manhattan setting, whether...
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60

The New York Times

By Jeannette Catsoulis
Little more than a showcase for Mr. Quint - whose acting is almost as toneless as his playing is sublime - this trite, sunny drama pins...
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
While Downtown Express suffers from a derivative storyline, it offers enough musical authenticity to provide ample compensations.
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50

Village Voice

By Nick Schager
Whether to let go and follow your own path is a stock dilemma, and an implausibly hopeful conclusion winds up undercutting the realism of...
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40

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The use of real musicians (both professionals, like Nellie McKay, and street performers) provides a certain authenticity to the...
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