40

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Too many threads are woven together here, but occasionally, it just connects.
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40

Variety

By Ronnie Scheib
The result is a rough-edged, head-scratching mix of tones. Fortunately, musicvideo vet Rhein's competent helming skills counterbalance her off-putting dialogue and flat acting style so that the picture doesn't come off strictly amateur.
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40

The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
The characters' quirks lend The Big Shot-Caller a certain authenticity, and it is easy to empathize with Mr. Rhein's Lonely Guy in the City. But this minuscule indie variation of "Saturday Night Fever" moves only in fits and starts. When it ends on a cautiously upbeat note, you feel that you have seen just the stumbling first act of an unfinished drama.
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25

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
Marlene Rhein has directed 40 music videos, including ones for Tupac Shakur and Amy Winehouse. Judging by this, her feature debut, she should stick with the music.
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20

Village Voice

An overaffected, preachy drama.
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28 out of 100
Generally unfavorable reviews
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