Astoria (2002)

Nick Efteriades directs this coming-of-age movie about a youngish Greek-American guy looking for some point in his useless existence. Nick (Rick Stear) is pushing 30 and feels as if his soul is slowly going to wither and die as he slings… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: April 5, 2002
DVD Release Date: April 25, 2006
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Gene Seymour

Efteriades gives the neighborhood -- scenery, vibe and all -- the cinematic equivalent of a big, tender hug.

Ed Park
Village Voice

It's about following your dreams, no matter what your parents think. Socrates motions for hemlock.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

Rates an 'E' for effort -- and a 'B' for boring.

Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide

A very familiar tale, one that's been told by countless filmmakers about Italian-, Chinese-, Irish-, Latin-, Indian-, Russian- and other hyphenate American young men struggling to balance conflicting cultural messages.

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Lawrence Van Gelder
New York Times

may not have generated many sparks, but with his affection for Astoria and its people he has given his tale a warm glow.

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