This Beautiful City
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Chatter from a dinner party in Harry and Carol's nouveau riche condo drifts through an open balcony door, as two freebase cokeheads, Pretty and Johnny, have a party on their own in the alley below. As the dinner guests leave, the hostess is nowhere to be found. Until, a wet thud and a sharp scream rise up to the balcony. Pretty stares in horror at Carol's body, splayed on the alley floor, as Harry screams for help from above. The sharp burst of police sirens sends the cokeheads running as Peter, a middle aged police officer, sprints from his cruiser to check Carol's vitals. Rocket… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 14%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Gass-Donnelly tricks up this phony baloney with nervous camerawork and editing while also stranding his actors with scads of second-rate dialogue. A bad time is had by all."
‑ Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times
"A sense of coherence is not helped by an arty, handheld-camera feeling."
‑ Philip Marchand, Toronto Star
"The only real notes of authenticity are struck by the actors, and even then, only on the distaff side."
‑ Adam Nayman, L.A. Weekly
"Too much of the...film is bombast and street noise."
‑ Stephen Cole, Globe and Mail
"Gass-Donnelly's over-calculated, crisis-fueled script links yuppies, crack addicts and a cop, with few signs of its origins as the writer-helmer's stage play Descent."
‑ Robert Koehler, Variety
"A movie that draws you in."
‑ Jim Slotek, Jam! Movies
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