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Cost of a Soul

Rated R for pervasive language, violence and brief nudity.

R In Theaters 05/20/2011 , 90min.
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As is, the emotional elements explored by Cost of a Soul, and the devices it employs, seem trite and occasionally shoplifted from better-told tales. Full Review
Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
If Martin Scorsese updated "The Roaring Twenties," the classic Jimmy Cagney movie about World War I vets who come home and find that the only jobs available are with gang lords and bootleggers, it would look a lot like Sean Kirkpatrick's rookie feature, Cost of a Soul. Full Review
David Fear
Time Out New York
Performances barely meet a junior-collegiate theater-troupe level, the narration hits maxi-fromage heights, and just when you think it can't get any more derivative, out comes a glowing suitcase à la "Pulp Fiction." Rock bottom has now been firmly established. Full Review
Jeannette Catsoulis
The New York Times
As one bloody encounter treads on the heels of the next, all that remains is a tiny indie undone by its own vicious ambitions. Full Review
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
Though it's rough around the edges, it is also, undeniably, a nervy, confident debut. Full Review

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