Downtown: A Street Tale
Downtown: A Street Tale (2007)

"Downtown: A Street Tale" is a drama that follows the lives of seven New Yorkers of different ethnicities between the ages of 18-28. They seek refuge from the city streets at the Haven House.

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: April 20, 2007
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Peter Debruge
Miami Herald

Amounts to little more than a downbeat soap opera.

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Erin Clements
Time Out

As Downtown plods toward its Christmas Eve-set climax, the film's tendency to OD on melodrama detracts from its grittier moments.

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Evan Henerson
Los Angeles Daily News

[Director] Zielinski's attempts at serving up grunge and grittiness largely fall flat. Scenes of sex and drug use are typically accompanied by a swooning and intrusive soundtrack.

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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

As maudlin and overly familiar as it is earnest.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

Earnest intentions can't begin to save this clumsy cautionary tale about teens and twentysomethings trying to survive on the mean streets of Manhattan.

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John P. McCarthy
Boxoffice Magazine

We're asked to invest in too many characters; on the other hand, aside from Bujold, there's no one you want or need to know more about.

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Chuck Wilson
L.A. Weekly

Clichéd though it may be, this movie was clearly made with love.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

A hackneyed melodrama partly redeemed by a cast convinced that it's performing Tennessee Williams.

Frank Lovece
Film Journal International

Many actors have written far worse debut scripts, and except for one all comes off grungy and sad and cold-as-concrete unromanticized.

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