Downtown: A Street Tale
Want to See
Not Interested
Rate it ½ star
Rate it 1 star
Rate it 1½ stars
Rate it 2 stars
Rate it 2½ stars
Rate it 3 stars
Rate it 3½ stars
Rate it 4 stars
Rate it 4½ stars
Rate it 5 stars
Downtown: A Street Tale
"Downtown: A Street Tale" is a drama that follows the lives of seven New Yorkers of different ethnicities between the ages of 18-28. They seek refuge from the city streets at the Haven House.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 27%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Amounts to little more than a downbeat soap opera."
‑ Peter Debruge, Miami Herald
"As Downtown plods toward its Christmas Eve-set climax, the film's tendency to OD on melodrama detracts from its grittier moments."
‑ Erin Clements, Time Out New York
"[Director] Zielinski's attempts at serving up grunge and grittiness largely fall flat. Scenes of sex and drug use are typically accompanied by a swooning and intrusive soundtrack."
‑ Evan Henerson, Los Angeles Daily News
"Veteran actress Bujold's powerful, unaffected performance is the anchor that keeps the film's episodic subplots from spinning off into chaos."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"As maudlin and overly familiar as it is earnest."
‑ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"Earnest intentions can't begin to save this clumsy cautionary tale about teens and twentysomethings trying to survive on the mean streets of Manhattan."
‑ Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
"We're asked to invest in too many characters; on the other hand, aside from Bujold, there's no one you want or need to know more about."
‑ John P. McCarthy, Boxoffice Magazine
"Clichéd though it may be, this movie was clearly made with love."
‑ Chuck Wilson, L.A. Weekly
"A hackneyed melodrama partly redeemed by a cast convinced that it's performing Tennessee Williams."
‑ Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
"Many actors have written far worse debut scripts, and except for one shot...it all comes off grungy and sad and cold-as-concrete unromanticized."
‑ Frank Lovece, Film Journal International
More reviews for Downtown: A Street Tale on Rotten Tomatoes