Staten Island (Little New York)
Staten Island (Little New York) (2009)

The lives of a septic tank cleaner, an ambitious mob boss, and a deaf-mute deli worker converge in tragedy in this seriocomic crime drama from director/screenwriter James DeMonaco. Blue collar by birth, Sully Halverson (Ethan Hawke) has… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: December 22, 2009
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Critic Score: 22% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

DeMonaco deserves credit for wanting to do something different. But what starts out as a witty tweak on tired mobster movies eventually collapses into those very same clichés.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

Best is D'Onofrio as a gangster turned environmental activist -- he puts on a white three-piece suit, climbs to the top of a gigantic tree and refuses to come down.

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Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

An invigorating, lively and captivating crime drama boasting a terrific cast, sharp dialogue and just the right amount of dark comic relief.

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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times

The tonal idiosyncrasies may grate early on but things coalesce nicely until the whole thing starts to resemble a diverting short story.

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Nicolas Rapold
Time Out New York

Staten Island is not without surprises -- nor is it any good.

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Nick Schager
Slant Magazine

Staten Island has the stench of meat left on the counter for too long.

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Andy Webster
New York Times

If Staten Island, New York is an ode to what it calls "the forgotten stepchild of Manhattan," it is a barbed and quirky one.

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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice

Throughout, first-time director DeMonaco shows a predilection for white-hot patches of lighting, squeezed close-ups, and actor overindulgence.

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