Bobby G. Can't Swim
Bobby G. Can't Swim (1999)

In this tense urban drama, Bobby Grace is a small-time drug dealer who is just trying to keep himself above water, selling cocaine in New York's Hell's Kitchen. Despite the pathetic circumstances of his life, Bobby and his pals are… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: October 4, 2005
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Critic Score: 70% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

Decidedly a minor item that's been on the shelf for a while but is nonetheless an effective calling card for its writer-director- star.

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Megan Turner
New York Post

Montias ... pumps a lot of energy into his nicely nuanced narrative and surrounds himself with a cast of quirky -- but not stereotyped -- street characters.

Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide

It's an awfully derivative story.

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Scott Foundas
L.A. Weekly

The movie rarely overcomes its terminal Scorsese- and Ferrara-isms, or fulfills the promise, evident in the film's early passages, that Montias might be a fine observer of local color with his own unique stories to tell.

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Elvis Mitchell
New York Times

Unfortunately, as a writer, Mr. Montias isn't nearly as good to his crew as he is as a director or actor.

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James Brundage
Filmcritic.com

A boisterous, exhilarating ride worth paying for.

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

An impressive if flawed effort that indicates real talent.

Leslie Camhi
Village Voice

The minor figures surrounding [Bobby] ... form a gritty urban mosaic.

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Todd Deery
Orlando Weekly

The kind of movie that comes along only occasionally, one so unconventional, gutsy and perfectly executed it takes your breath away.

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