Adrift in Manhattan
Adrift in Manhattan (2007)

Adrift in Manhattan, the third feature effort of Hispanic writer/director Alfredo de Villa (Washington Heights, Yellow), intercuts three intensely dramatic stories of life during a cold New York winter, each of which revolves around the… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: September 21, 2007
DVD Release Date: January 22, 2008
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Critic Score: 44% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Julia Wallace
Village Voice

You can't build a movie around lingering, soulful shots of the No. 1 train zooming up and down the West Side.

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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News

Adrift is a small film with great humanity and deserves a broader audience than it's likely to get.

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Jamie Tipps
Film Threat

Adrift in Manhattan is a quietly moving film about alienation and connection.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

An all-too-familiar wallow in urban woe and artfully photographed isolation.

Dennis Harvey

A delicate piece with good performances and an intriguing enough setup, the drama ultimately doesn't go anywhere definite or distinctive enough to leave a lasting impression.

Emanuel Levy

Better directed than written, de Villa's meditation on loss, loneliness, and alientaion in urban New York is downbeat, slow, studied, and a bit pretentious, but it's nicely acted by the entire cast, particularly Victor Rasuk and Dominic Chianese.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

...overall, his [Alfredo De Villa's] latest flick is dramatically tepid.

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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter

The film's most effective moments are its quietest.

Scott Weinberg

Throw a rock into any year's Sundance guide and you're guaranteed to hit at least two or three multi-pronged grave and oh-so-earnest weep-dramas like this one.

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Flixster Audience Score: 33% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
Very slow and a bit dull, although has it's good points. I liked the photography and special mention has to go to that dodgy mother with the 20 year old… More
Leo L
An interesting movie!! Lives of various characters intertwine in this movie brought by Alfredo De Villa. Great cast.
Dann Michalski
A melancholy drama, Adrift in Manhattan is a cold and monotonous film. The story follows three New Yorkers, an artist losing his sight, a doctor who's… More
Sol C
Well acted drama. I definitely recommend this independent film.