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The arrival of a fourteen-year-old Native arsonist (Kyle Henry) sparks a bitter turf war between two rival street gangs vying for control of Winnipeg's North End in Hey, Happy! director Noam Gonick's vivid depiction of the destructive impulses that plague the streets. Backed by a crew of Filipino enforcers who aren't afraid to face up to a challenge, ABS (Asian Bomb Squad) leader Omar (Ryan Black) rules the city streets by utilizing a potent combination of fire and fear. But Omar isn't the only troublemaker looking to cement his status as top thug on the block. Embittered… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"If it does nothing else, Stryker, a grim little gang melodrama directed by Noam Gonick, might dispel some American assumptions about life in Canada."
‑ A.O. Scott, New York Times
"Depressing? Yeesh -- but also hopeful in its depiction of Stryker's determination."
‑ Liz Braun, Jam! Movies
"The sense of scalding realism withers on the vine without any convincing line readings."
‑ Michael Atkinson, Village Voice
"A surprisingly downbeat follow-up to director Noam Gonick's tweaked-out Hey, Happy!"
‑ Eric Henderson, Slant Magazine
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