Restless City
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 45%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

""Restless City" is tumescent with atmosphere."
‑ Wesley Morris, Boston Globe
"In its portrait of a "Restless City" the film is strangely inert and feels like the work of image-makers, not storytellers."
‑ Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times
"Inviting and intriguing in its beauty, grit, and danger, familiar yet foreign."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"Forget pimps, it's apparently just as hard out there for a street peddler."
‑ Kam Williams,
""Restless City" possesses a poetic, contemplative sensibility as attuned to the vagrant beauty of polyglot urban life as to its chaotic unpredictability."
‑ Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
"Told in an elliptical style with a pacing and jagged rhythms that take some getting used to, the thrust and power of the film lies in its poetic imagery..."
‑ Ernest Hardy, Village Voice
"Violent episodes explode and recede, but without context and emotional connection, they're sometimes just pictures."
‑ Gary Thompson, Philadelphia Daily News
"Beautiful but inert, Restless City is like a grimy lost verse of Jay-Z's 'Empire State of Mind' -- a film concerned with locating the quiet nobility in hand-to-mouth existence, and celebrating struggle for self-betterment via dollar bills, y'all."
‑ Brent Simon,
"Mr. Dosunmu seems to have directed all his actors to pause before delivering lines, giving a languor to the film that comes to feel studied."
‑ Nicolas Rapold, New York Times
"Restless City looks gorgeous, but has nothing to say."
‑ Miles Bowe, Boston Phoenix
"The script simply isn't in the same league as the images that Andrew Dosunmu and the gifted cinematographer Bradford Young have fashioned."
‑ Chuck Bowen, Slant Magazine
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