Chalk (1996)

This drama chronicles the lives of several people at a San Francisco pool hall run by aging Pop and his adopted son T.C. Although T.C. has the talent to become a professional pool player, he lacks the confidence. But when Pop needs money… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
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Dave Kehr
New York Times

[Suffers] from excessive sentimentality and the film finally fails to escape the conventions of the Hollywood cinema it so proudly deplores.

Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle

In Chalk, the writing is all on the wall, but its outline can only be seen in artful smudges.

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Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle

Chalk has unusual visual vitality in a John Cassavetes vein. For the adventurous, it's worth checking out.

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Edvins Beitiks
San Francisco Examiner

An impressive low-whistle, hardscrabble look at the world of pool sharks and the people who crisscross their lives.

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