Chalk
Chalk (1996)

In this independent drama, young pool-shark T.C. has the stuff to make it as a professional billiards player, but he lacks ambition. However, when his mentor is diagnosed with cancer, T.C. overcomes his fears and tries to make it as a pro… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
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Dave Kehr
New York Times

[Suffers] from excessive sentimentality and the film finally fails to escape the conventions of the Hollywood cinema it so proudly deplores.

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Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle

In Chalk, the writing is all on the wall, but its outline can only be seen in artful smudges.

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Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle

Chalk has unusual visual vitality in a John Cassavetes vein. For the adventurous, it's worth checking out.

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Edvins Beitiks
San Francisco Examiner

An impressive low-whistle, hardscrabble look at the world of pool sharks and the people who crisscross their lives.

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