• The Public (2019)

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The Public

Release Date: April 5th, 2019

DVD Release Date: July 2nd, 2019

PG-13 |1 hr 59 min

Plot Summary

An act of civil disobedience turns into a standoff with police when homeless people in Cincinnati take over the public library to seek shelter from the bitter cold.

Cast: Alec Baldwin, Emilio Estevez, Jena Malone, Taylor Schilling, Christian Slater, Gabrielle Union, Jeffrey Wright, Jacob Vargas

Director: Emilio Estevez

Genres: Drama

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Tricia OlszewskiTheWrap

    The film is a clunky and at times ridiculous affair, taking a situation that might reasonably happen and turning it into something melodramatic and ultimately unbelievable. show more

  • 63
    RogerEbert.com

    The film is often entertaining, with some nice touches and compelling moments. show more

  • 60
    Alan NgFilm Threat

    In these divided times, films centering on political issues either make an earnest attempt to persuade the other side to consider its point of view or play to its political allies and demonize its enemies. The Public does the latter, and the result is to further widen the divide of political discourse with self-righteous finger-pointing. show more

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