Gun Hill Road Synopsis
An ex-con returns to the Bronx and his estranged wife after a three-year stint in prison.
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By Eric Kohn
Santana was cast prior to making her gender transition and had never acted before. Her personal experience brings such legitimacy that she...
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
This is the first movie to make me equate coming home from prison with coming home from war.
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San Francisco Chronicle

Manages somehow to be gritty, delicate, in your face and nuanced at the same time. It's a beautiful, compelling, sometimes harrowing family...
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Without pushing too heavily, Green makes the parallels between Enrique and Michael's situations genuine.
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Slant Magazine

By Andrew Schenker
Of the film's three principals, it's only teenage Michael--more than ably embodied by screen newcomer Harmony Santana--that writer-director...
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New York Observer

By Rex Reed
Gun Hill Road is worth seeing for the acting. The great character actress Miriam Colon makes a brief but memorable appearance as the strong...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Green has chosen for his focus to fall on Enrique, in many ways the least interesting character in his story, rather than the son or even...
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New York Post

By Kyle Smith
Tenderness and good intentions don't necessarily add up to a movie.
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Boxoffice Magazine

By Pam Grady
The melodrama is tiresome, overwrought and clichéd.
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Time Out New York

By Eric Hynes
Yet even with the rich, inherently cinematic texture of the urban setting and two excellent native outer-borough actors in Morales and...
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Gun Hill Road - extraordinary film from young director

By Dartgirl5
I LOVED this film. Refreshing and realistic. Highly recommended....

By dante6785

Brilliant performances!

By wcsmartt
Brilliant performances across the board in this touching film. A story that needs to be told. Get out to see this!...

By jayalmonte

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By rickmiller22
Great movie!...

Great Movie

By Chrisfigs
MUST GO!!!!!...

An Enlightening Movie

By babellizeare
A great movie that touches on a topic not widely addressed in the Film Industry! A great movie and a definite must see!...

Amazing coming of Age story that has never been told...

By Sparxlight11
This is a film all people should see, black, white, gay, straight--this gritty drama can open anyone's eyes....

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By Cecenyc
A must see for parents who consistently want to control their children's lives and for those children who don't follow the "norm" so they can understand their parents with compassion, but still walk...

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Rated R | For Strong sexual content, language and some violence