• Released
  • July 12, 2013
  • (Limited)
  • R , 1 hr 25 min
  • Drama
  • 2,353 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: Oscar is shot and killed on a BART platform by the police.

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Critic Ratings

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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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Not good at all

By Jal27
Acting was good but this movie get an f it was the oscar grant story not the story everyone wanted to hear every cliche from the wise grandma to the bad kid trying to go good was in the film and took...

Wonderfully done...

By Staceylaney
But I cried my ***off!! Partly because as you move with "Oscar" through his day, you see the motivation in him and you're cheering him on, but it ends so sad. The other, bigger part of my tears is...

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Rated R | For Some violence, language throughout and some drug use.
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 16 & under Powerful, mature drama based on tragic-real life shooting.
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