Red Hook Black
Red Hook Black (2011)

An illicit affair between a niece and her uncle. The dependable older brother and his irresponsible younger brother who may come to blows. Two best friends from Red Hook try to adjust to the new normal economy. These events are the… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: December 9, 2011
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

"Red Hook Black" crawls forward by means of stilted conversations and vacuous exchanges.

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David Noh
Film Journal International

This slice of Brooklyn "realism" is a triple threat: badly written, directed and acted.

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Ronnie Scheib
Variety

The characters are wearisomely one-dimensional and their situations and motives almost indecipherable due to poor exposition, weirdly pretentious dialogue and amateurish thesping.

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Kalvin Henely
Slant Magazine

That this strained film about two friends struggling with jobs and family in a bleak, thickly spread economic milieu is adapted from a play is painfully obvious.

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Nick Schager
Village Voice

Reprinting its entire script would be the only way to properly convey the unintentionally hilarious awfulness of Red Hook Black, which complements its stilted and goofy writing with equally inept performances.

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