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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
    Variety

    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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