Restless City Synopsis
An African immigrant dreams of making music while looking for work in New York City.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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70

Variety

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Picture's visual elegance makes a limited arthouse life possible, although Nigerian-born fashion photog-turned-helmer Andrew Dosunmu is far...
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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

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

By GroovyBecca
The cinematography was awesome! The leading lady is absolutely beautiful – no homo! Unfortunately, I was late and missed the beginning. ….. I’m thinking that is why I did not connect all the dots….....

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Rated R | For Some drug use and brief sexuality