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1 hr. 30 min.

Plot Summary
As an important recital draws near, a Russian violin student (Philippe Quint) at Juilliard becomes torn between two worlds when he falls in love with a New York street musician (Nellie McKay).

Cast: Philippe Quint , Nellie McKay , Michael Cumpsty , Carolyn McCormick , Ashley Springer , Declan Bennett , Jade Synstelien , Chris Eddleton

Director: David Grubin

Genres: Drama, Romance

Downtown Express (2011)

Release Date: January 1st, 2011|1 hr. 30 min.

critic reviews (6)
fan reviews ( )
  • 60
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Grubin is an experienced documentarian, and he plays to his strengths here. He certainly makes the most of the Manhattan setting, whether his characters are practicing at Juilliard or playing for cash in the Times Square subway station. show more

  • 50
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    While Downtown Express suffers from a derivative storyline, it offers enough musical authenticity to provide ample compensations. show more

  • 75
    Joseph Jon Lanthier Slant Magazine

    The movie's final act tries, somewhat admirably, to consolidate the plot's myriad interpersonal conflicts. show more

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