80

The Hollywood Reporter

In this intense twist on the American Dream, director Andrew Dosunmu vividly captures the pulsating dynamic of New York city's pan-African community, a robust aggregation that subsists amid an often hostile foreign environment.
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75

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
With Dosunmu, African culture thrives in a demographically shifting but historically African-American part of town. If the idea is that Nollywood could work in Manhattan, this is the director who can show us how.
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70

Village Voice

By Ernest Hardy
Told in an elliptical style with a pacing and jagged rhythms that take some getting used to, the thrust and power of the film lies in its poetic imagery.
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70

Variety

Picture's visual elegance makes a limited arthouse life possible, although Nigerian-born fashion photog-turned-helmer Andrew Dosunmu is far more interested in aesthetics than narrative in erecting his visually poetic "City."
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63

Slant Magazine

By Chuck Bowen
The script simply isn't in the same league as the images that Andrew Dosunmu and the gifted cinematographer Bradford Young have fashioned.
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50

The New York Times

Mr. Dosunmu seems to have directed all his actors to pause before delivering lines, giving a languor to the film that comes to feel studied.
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40

Los Angeles Times

In its portrait of a Restless City the film is strangely inert and feels like the work of image-makers, not storytellers.
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59 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
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