Quiet City
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In Aaron Katz's idiosyncratic and unpredictable drama Quiet City, Georgian Jamie travels from her Atlanta home to Brooklyn, to visit her friend Samantha. When Jamie arrives, however, Samantha seems to have disappeared from her residence - her phone is disconnected and she cannot be located. By sheer happenstance, Jamie runs into a stranger, Charlie, when she stops him to ask for directions. The two strike up an instant rapport and spend the rest of the day and night together - eating coleslaw, attending art exhibitions and experiencing Manhattan nightlife. The picture thus becomes an… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 88%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Formally impressive but tedious."
‑ Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"A talkfest like this is ripe for disaster, but Quiet City succeeds thanks to its two leads, Erin Fisher as Jamie and Cris Lankenau as Charlie. They're attractive and likable, and they hold our interest throughout."
‑ V.A. Musetto, New York Post
"It's a wonderfully goofy movie that was a fun watch."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Callow, self-centered, often infuriatingly inarticulate but filled with possibility; Katz and leads, who improvised much of their own dialogue, capture the contradictions with enough fragile charm that it's hard not to wish them well."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"In place of Before Sunrise's verbal fireworks, the aptly named Quiet City offers something more like linguistic sparklers -- modest, yes, but charming all the same."
‑ Nathan Rabin, AV Club
"Proof positive that life's mundanities are even more tedious projected onto a movie screen."
‑ Mark Holcomb, Time Out New York
"Quiet City may be modest in budget and muted in its ambitions, but for anyone who imagines that truly independent American cinema is dead, this most chaste of romances is a quiet film worth shouting about."
‑ Anton Bitel, Film4
"In order for such a small film like this to work, you have to kind of fall in love with the leads, and both Fisher and Lankenau make that easy to do."
‑ Don R. Lewis, Film Threat
"Although the movie is hardly more ambitious than its young protagonists, there's a lot of value in a lazy day. Quiet City knows where to find it."
‑ Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
"A contemplative widescreen experience that views its landscape -- the borderline-industrial hipster neighborhoods of Brooklyn, N.Y. -- with painterly patience."
‑ Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com
"Quiet City is a slight film, but it's so pure and precise and honest that it takes on stature beyond its actual size. As a work of art, it makes a big noise indeed."
‑ Shawn Levy, Oregonian
"Quiet City was the festival highlight, for me."
‑ Sky Hirschkron, Stylus Magazine
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