Desperate Endeavors
Desperate Endeavors (2012)

Derived from a true story, the film 'Desperate Endeavors' revolves around the misadventures of newly arrived immigrant Ram Patel to NYC in 1973. Attempting to extricate himself from a self-dug hole, 'Ram' encounters more… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: September 7, 2012
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Rachel Saltz
New York Times

The movie, stuck like a scratched record, doesn't know what to make of this one point it compulsively and clumsily dramatizes.

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Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

Banal, contrived and stilted with a made-for-TV movie feel.

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Maitland McDonagh
Film Journal International

Earnest drama about an Indian immigrant who learns the hard way that the streets of 1973 New York aren't paved with gold has some effective moments despite its reliance on clichés and stereotypes.

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