'R Xmas
'R Xmas (2001)

Cult favorite Abel Ferrara directed and co-wrote this story set in New York City in 1993, before Mayor Rudy Giuliani's much-publicized crusade against street crime put a dent in semi-public drug dealing in the city. It's a few days… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: November 19, 2002
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Critic Score: 63% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
V.A. Musetto
New York Post

Ferrara's best film in years.

Dan Fienberg
L.A. Weekly

R Xmas offers a poetic and profane ambiguity that's vintage Ferrara.

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Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

De Matteo ... boasts enough intelligence, attitude and ferocity to ignite even the most mundane of moments.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

Once Ice-T sticks his mug in the window of the couple's BMW and begins haranguing the wife in bad stage dialogue, all credibility flies out the window.

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Manohla Dargis
Los Angeles Times

Admirers of director Abel Ferrara may be relieved that his latest feature, R Xmas, marks a modest if encouraging return to form.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

[This] dark, woozy Christmas movie is one of Ferrara's best films.

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J. Hoberman
Village Voice

Ferrara's strongest and most touching movie of recent years.

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Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter

What could have been right at home as a nifty plot line in Steven Soderbergh's Traffic fails to arrive at any satisfying destination.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

An undeveloped story.

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Flixster Audience Score: 44% Flixster User Reviews
Christopher Brown
Good Ferrara film, and the first film to kick off my Xmas. The touching story of husband and wife drug dealers and the trials they encounter and lessons they… More