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Based on 8 Reviews
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  • 50
    New York Daily News

    Manages to distinguish itself with a strong central performance and a mostly low-key approach to the subject matter. show more

  • 63
    Megan Lehmann New York Post

    Lacking quite the zip and zing of "Run Lola Run," this lively indie tale of a drug deal gone awry could be alternately titled "Walk Fast Bobby Walk Fast." show more

  • 40
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    As a debut it holds out the promise that Montias might do something more interesting in his next film. show more

  • 80

    Gutsy, unconventional, bursting with raw urban energy, this surprisingly suspenseful drama portrays New York Hell's Kitchen residents whose lives are governed by the immutable circumstances of their tawdry existence. show more

  • 60
    Leslie Camhi Village Voice

    Montias's script lacks surprises -- Still, the minor figures surrounding him (Bobby) -- from teenage Puerto Rican beauties to a mobster's middle-aged groupie -- form a gritty urban mosaic, and Bobby's wanton energy is utterly convincing. show more

  • 50
    Kevin Thomas Los Angeles Times

    Decidedly a minor item that's been on the shelf for a while but is nonetheless an effective calling card for its writer-director-star. show more

  • 50
    A.O. Scott The New York Times

    Whenever the picture tries to be about something bigger, it turns predictable or maudlin or, in a few sad instances, both simultaneously. show more

  • 30
    Scott Foundas L.A. Weekly

    The movie rarely overcomes its terminal Scorsese- and Ferrara-isms, or fulfills the promise, evident in the film's early passages, that Montias might be a fine observer of local color with his own unique stories to tell. show more

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