City of Hope
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 94%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Sayles' strategy is unique and sneaky without being self-serving... An epic-scale examination of how the bad guy never knows he's the bad guy."
‑ Adam Lippe, Examiner.com
"A powerful and profound film about what is wrong with our cities and what it will take to save them."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"A great dance that Sayles choreographs"
‑ Shane Burridge, rec.arts.movies.reviews
"Though flawed, Sayles' most ambitious film to date confronts modern America as it is beset with explosive racial and class tensions, escalating crime, political corruption, and police brutality."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"A closed circle of aspiration and compromise, simple hopes impossibly complicated by the stark realities of life in a kind of wartime."
‑ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
"A rare Sayles misstep that lets the message overrule the material."
‑ Rob Thomas, Capital Times (Madison, WI)
"I found the romance between Spano and Williams to be very believable and moving."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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