Los Angeles Times

While Giovinazzo's crude approach undercuts his occasional stab at gravitas, "Cracktown's" cast keeps things in the ballpark of relatable humanity. Best of the lot is Kerry Washington.
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L.A. Weekly

By Scott Foundas
Life goes far past the boiling point for most of the characters in this hilariously overwrought ghetto soap opera from cult writer-director Buddy Giovinazzo.
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By Justin Chang
Nowhere near as much fun as its title, playing out like an unusually obtuse episode of "The Wire."
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
For those wearied by cliches about poverty, rote characterizations of minorities and shocks for their own sake, best to avoid "Cracktown."
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36 out of 100
Generally unfavorable reviews
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