The Architect Poster

Release Date: December 8th, 2006

DVD Release Date: December 5th, 2006

R|1 hr 21 min

Plot Summary
Tonya Neeley (Viola Davis), a resident of one of her city's most crime-ridden housing projects, circulates a petition to get the complex torn down and replaced with better housing. The worlds of the poor and the privileged collide when she decides that the signature she needs most is that of the project's original designer, wealthy Leo Waters (Anthony LaPaglia).

Cast: Anthony LaPaglia, Viola Davis, Isabella Rossellini, Hayden Panettiere, Sebastian Stan, Paul James, Serena Reeder, Malcolm Goodwin

Director: Matt Tauber

Genres: Drama

Production Co: HDNet, Sly Dog Films

Ratings & Reviews

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  • While it provides a sometimes thoughtful examination of modern sociological issues, The Architect unfortunately succumbs to melodrama in its depiction of its troubled characters. show more

  • A riveting urban drama that tackles a myriad of sociopolitical issues -- conflicts of race, sex, class, marriage and politics -- without spreading itself thin. show more

  • It's a fairly well-written piece and an even better acted one. And these days, when independent films are increasingly the salvation of the serious American dramatic movie, it's heartening to see something like The Architect, which tries to reawaken a major American dramatic tradition and sometimes succeeds. show more

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