Prince of Broadway
Prince of Broadway (2010)

A New York street hustler specializing in name-brand knock-offs finds his highly profitable game suddenly complicated when his ex-girlfriend shows up toting the son he never knew he had in director Sean Baker's warmhearted tale of a… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 2011
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
David Lewis
San Francisco Chronicle

Director Sean Baker's fascinating, impossible-to-categorize film relies on handheld cameras, improvised dialogue, jump cuts and a very photogenic arena, the city's wholesale fashion district.

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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice

The film seethes with naturalistic cred.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A story just as counterfeit as the fake brand purses its characters are pushing.

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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

It's an undeniably small yet almost indefinable film, warmhearted and bittersweet, laced with both humor and tough emotions.

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John Anderson
Variety

Streetwise, kinetic and solidly dramatic.

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Clay Cane
BET.com

Maybe if you aren't familiar with the world 'Prince of Broadway' depicts then this might seem 'real,' but in truth, it was pushed. Furthermore, I haven't heard the n-word used so much since 'Roots.'

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

Off-formula and on-point, the story's emotional jabs are all the more poignant for their unpredictability.

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Alison Willmore
IFC.com

It uses the immediacy and roughness of its look to its story's advantage, the documentary feel adding to the sense of authenticity, and finds glimpses of beauty.

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Louis Proyect
rec.arts.movies.reviews

Brilliant neorealist, improvisatory film using non-professionals to tell a story about a street hustler and the baby he is forced to look after.

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Flixster Audience Score: 85% Flixster User Reviews
William Dunmyer
"Prince of Broadway" is an admirable but dull film. It heroically chronicles the hardscrabble life of poor immigrants in New York City, but it… More
Rico Zamora
Prince of Broadway tells the story of a "street rat" named Lucky. He's from Ghana and is living, illegally, in New York City and participating in… More