Steel City
Steel City (2007)

During a mid-western winter, PJ Lee must cope with his recently incarcerated father and the aftermath of his arrest.

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Rated: R
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Release Date: May 6, 2008
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83%
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52%



Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Richard Nilsen
Arizona Republic

Steel City is gritty, blue-collar and surprisingly dry-eyed. If it hadn't been a movie, it could have been a song off Bruce Springsteen's Nebraska album.

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Bill Stamets
Chicago Sun-Times

Steel City is a moving look at fathers and sons. [Director] Jun neither romanticizes nor pathologizes blue-collar family life. In this earnest rust belt indie, doing the right thing means tipping the scale of justice.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

Awfully low-key yet undeniably engaging...

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Andrea Gronvall
Time Out

Many traps await novice filmmakers, but writer-director Jun has bypassed most in his absorbing debut.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

The phrase 'small, personal film' can sound like an alibi for a trivial and self-indulgent vanity project, but Brian Jun's well-crafted Steel City embodies the highest promise of the term.

Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly

Nearly everything about Steel City is pure Indie Filmmaking 101.

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Tasha Robinson
AV Club

Writer-director Brian Jun makes it clear that Steel City isn't about big events, even crucial inciting ones. It's about day-to-day decisions and how they change and inform relationships.

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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

Steel City is one of the most hopeful movies I've seen recently -- not just for its humane, realistic story line (about a small-town family in crisis), but in its very being.

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Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

For big chunks in the middle of the movie, Steel City seems lost and styleless, but it builds a cumulative power as we get closer to learning what's up.

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Mark Abell
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