100

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
One of the most extraordinary films you’ll see this year.
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100

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
Fruitvale Station works because Coogler and his leading man present a many-sided protagonist, neither saint nor unalloyed sinner.
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100

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
At the age of 27 Mr. Coogler seems to have it all, and have it firmly in place a clearsighted take on his subject (no airbrushing of flaws or foibles here, just confident brush strokes by a mature artist); a spare, spontaneous style that can go beyond naturalism into a state of poetic grace, and a gift for getting, or allowing, superb actors to give flawless performances.
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100

New York Magazine (Vulture)

By David Edelstein
Fruitvale Station will rock your world — and, if the life of Oscar Grant means anything, compel you to work to change it.
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100

RogerEbert.com

In many ways, Fruitvale Station is as green and earnest as "Boyz N the Hood," a debut film made by another alumnus of Coogler's alma mater, USC: John Singleton. Yet its ambition is closer to that of the most important American indie film in at least a decade, Patrick Wang's "In the Family," a must-see that's now available on DVD.
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100

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Fruitvale Station is great political filmmaking because it's great filmmaking, period.
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100

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Michael B. Jordan is superbly multi-dimensional as Grant.
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100

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
It shows us the everyday pressures and problems, the joys and pleasures, experienced by someone moving through life. And then that BART train pulls into Fruitvale, and the rest is history.
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80

Village Voice

By Stephanie Zacharek
Fruitvale Station is intimate in the best way, thanks largely to Jordan's deft, responsive performance.
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50

Variety

By Geoff Berkshire
Even if every word of Coogler’s account of the last day in Grant’s life held up under close scrutiny, the film would still ring false in its relentlessly positive portrayal of its subject.
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85 out of 100
Universal acclaim
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