• Fruitvale Station (2013)

Fruitvale Station

Release Date: July 12th, 2013

DVD Release Date: January 14th, 2014

R |1 hr 25 min

Plot Summary

Though he once spent time in San Quentin, 22-year-old black man Oscar Grant (Michael B. Jordan) is now trying hard to live a clean life and support his girlfriend (Melonie Diaz) and young daughter (Ariana Neal). Flashbacks reveal the last day in Oscar's life, in which he accompanied his family and friends to San Francisco to watch fireworks on New Year's Eve, and, on the way back home, became swept up in an altercation with police that ended in tragedy. Based on a true story.

Cast: Michael B. Jordan, Octavia Spencer, Melonie Diaz, Ahna O'Reilly, Kevin Durand, Chad Michael Murray, Joey Oglesby, Laurel Moglen

Director: Ryan Coogler

Genres: Docudrama

Production Co: Signature Productions

Distributors: Weinstein Co.

Keywords: Sacrifice, Daughter, Mother, Girlfriend, Police officer, Transformation, Growing up, Family, Inspiring, Gritty, 2000s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 90
    Amanda May MeynckeFilm.com

    Fruitvale is outstanding, a telling portrait and testament to the life of one man and the complicated relationships to race and class that still exist within America today. show more

  • 80
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    As Oscar, Jordan at moments gives off vibes of a very young Denzel Washington in the way he combines gentleness and toughness; he effortlessly draws the viewer in toward him. show more

  • 90
    Bob MondelloNPR

    Fruitvale Station isn't really a surprising film, except insofar as it's rare to see such a warmly emotional big-screen portrait of black family life. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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