Player Hating: A Love Story
Player Hating: A Love Story (2012)

Half-a-Mill is a 26 year old hip hop artist from the Albany Projects in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. By the time he was seven, Half was sharing a gun with his brother, 'cause he was sick of people putting their guns in his face in the… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 30, 2012
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Sara Stewart
New York Post

It's a sobering slice of life that puts actual faces to local violent crime statistics.

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Jennifer Merin
About.com

A rare insider glimpse at a lifestyle of deprivation that drums all ambition out of some youngsters, and pushes others to do whatever they need to do and can do to succeed.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

A sad chronicle of absent fathers and messed-up mothers, drugs as currency and violence as the period at the end of every argument.

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David Noh
Film Journal International

Hardcore investigation of ghetto life is undoubtedly powerful but proves perplexing, intent-wise.

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Nick Schager
Village Voice

[Cuts] through the clichés about "thug life" to capture how violence is an integral, corrosive part of inner-city life.

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Chuck Bowen
Slant Magazine

One of the more intimate and revealing looks at American projects ever made; it's assured and empathetic without indulging in fashionable white guilt.

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