Falling Awake
Falling Awake (2009)

A struggling Bronx musician falls for a pretty girl from Brooklyn while working to launch his career and exceed his father's expectations. Jay (Andrew Cisneros) is a gifted performer from a tough Bronx neighborhood. He's performing… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: June 1, 2010
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Critic Score: 25% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Mike Hale
New York Times

Puts good intentions and appealing performances into the balance against cliches of dead-end neighborhoods and rebellious (but sensitive) youth.

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Aaron Hillis
Village Voice

One-named Cuban-born director Agustin's unrewarding middlebrow drama flaunts its street cred dubiously.

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Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

I'm all for telling generic stories about young artists rising above their lot in life, but for goodness sake, at least shoot it right.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

Cisneros is an appealing actor, but he and Falling Awake get buried under a welter of clichés.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...an affable (yet thoroughly uneven) piece of work...

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Joseph Jon Lanthier
Slant Magazine

Casts a collection of illustrious no-names in a fatuous gangland epic of multicultural tensions between blacks and Puerto Ricans.

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S. James Snyder
Time Out New York

Playing smarter and smoother than the plot, Cisneros uncorks an antimacho performance that deviates from type.

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Eric Monder
Film Journal International

Falling Awake isn't completely soporific, but it hardly inspires or enlightens.

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Flixster Audience Score: 68% Flixster User Reviews
Remi Logan
I was very pleasantly surprised by this movie. Decided to watch it on a whim to see an actor I'm a fan of (Nicholas Gonzales) and though he ended up having… More