1982 (2013)

Tim Brown is a devoted family man who has worked hard to provide a good life for his wife Shenae and daughter Maya. But all is threatened when Shenae's old boyfriend returns from prison and lures her back into a dangerous lifestyle.… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
DVD Release Date: March 1, 2016
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Critic Score: 67% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Sheri Linden
Hollywood Reporter

Suitably low-key but sometimes under-realized, this drama is fueled by its working-class milieu and a heart-wrenching performance by Hill Harper.

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John Fink
The Film Stage

1982 is a strong debut feature with several brilliant scenes that ought to believe in itself a bit more.

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Martin Tsai
Los Angeles Times

The film feels coolly detached because the story and characters are underdeveloped.

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Serena Donadoni
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)

[Tommy] Oliver hits all the familiar notes in unfamiliar ways, focusing on the impact of violence and exploitation.

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Ernest Hardy
L.A. Weekly

1982 is a ham-fisted morality tale about love, marriage and the fallout of the '80s crack epidemic as though told by someone whose intel on all three came primarily from pulp sources.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...benefits substantially from the periodic inclusion of electrifying moments...

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