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Gimme The Loot
Malcolm and Sofia, two determined teens from the Bronx, are the ultimate graffiti-writers. When a rival gang buffs their latest masterpiece, they must hatch a plan to get revenge by tagging an iconic NYC landmark, but they need to raise $500 to pull off their spectacular scheme. Over the course of two whirlwind, sun-soaked summer days, Malcolm and Sofia travel on an epic urban adventure involving black market spray cans, illicit bodegas, stolen sneakers, a high wire heist, and a beautiful, rich girl's necklace that is literally their key to becoming the biggest writers in the City. (c)… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 92%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Amid all the copycatting and pricey bombast and genericness, here's a movie that looks like it hails from a real place; whose characters sound like they come from somewhere; whose stakes are stresslessly low."
‑ Wesley Morris, Grantland
"It may be a slight movie, but it has its sunny charms."
‑ John Hartl, Seattle Times
"Watching this film reminded me a bit of 'Friends,' the funny TV show where nothing ever happens. Here, there is a lot of activity, but nothing much is accomplished, except for the creation of a funny, entertaining movie."
‑ Robert Roten, Laramie Movie Scope
"Full of ear-pleasing lines and obscure R&B tunes, it's colourful, casual and full of flavour. An unexpected treat."
‑ James Mottram, Total Film
"First-time feature director Adam Leon's shots are precise and full of detail."
‑ Monica Riese, Austin Chronicle
"'Gimme the Loot' is ... meandering and a little shallow. And even at 79 minutes it feels a little too long for what's essentially the film equivalent of a short story."
‑ Dave Calhoun, Time Out
"A movie about teenage taggers in the Bronx should be fast and raw, scruffy and loose, and Adam Leon's Gimme the Loot is just that."
‑ Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer
"What gets this slight episodic film to first base is the likability shown by the non-professional leads."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Every bit as charming and joyful as it is profane, affectionately portraying a slice of life that feels both exotic and recognizable."
‑ Eric D. Snider,
"The film's strong suit is its use of locations."
‑ Philip French, Observer [UK]
"A thousand-watt jolt of mischief, a spunky, funky, ebullient indie that packs its 81 minutes with cinematic exhilaration."
‑ Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"As it lopes along, the movie offers a warm but very sharp portrait of New York's have-nots and their uneasy relationship with the haves."
‑ Ty Burr, Boston Globe
"When the next American new wave rolls around, it'll be thanks to moments like these, and movies like Gimme the Loot."
‑ Max Nelson, Film Comment Magazine
"Has the mischievous energy and vivid sense of place that distinguished an earlier era of New York cinema..."
‑ John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
"The film is episodic and determinedly offbeat, funny at its best, boring at its worst."
‑ Derek Malcolm, This is London
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