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,
"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,
"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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