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  • 80
    The Hollywood Reporter

    In this intense twist on the American Dream, director Andrew Dosunmu vividly captures the pulsating dynamic of New York city's pan-African community, a robust aggregation that subsists amid an often hostile foreign environment. show more

  • 75
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    With Dosunmu, African culture thrives in a demographically shifting but historically African-American part of town. If the idea is that Nollywood could work in Manhattan, this is the director who can show us how. show more

  • 63
    Chuck Bowen Slant Magazine

    The script simply isn't in the same league as the images that Andrew Dosunmu and the gifted cinematographer Bradford Young have fashioned. show more

  • 70
    Ernest Hardy Village Voice

    Told in an elliptical style with a pacing and jagged rhythms that take some getting used to, the thrust and power of the film lies in its poetic imagery. show more

  • 70
    Variety

    Picture's visual elegance makes a limited arthouse life possible, although Nigerian-born fashion photog-turned-helmer Andrew Dosunmu is far more interested in aesthetics than narrative in erecting his visually poetic "City." show more

  • 50
    The New York Times

    Mr. Dosunmu seems to have directed all his actors to pause before delivering lines, giving a languor to the film that comes to feel studied. show more

  • 40
    Los Angeles Times

    In its portrait of a Restless City the film is strangely inert and feels like the work of image-makers, not storytellers. show more

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