Falling Awake
Falling Awake (2009)

A struggling Bronx musician falls for a pretty girl from Brooklyn while working to launch his career and exceed his father's expectations. Jay (Andrew Cisneros) is a gifted performer from a tough Bronx neighborhood. He's performing… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 5, 2009
DVD Release Date: June 1, 2010
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Critic Score: 25% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Mike Hale
New York Times

Puts good intentions and appealing performances into the balance against cliches of dead-end neighborhoods and rebellious (but sensitive) youth.

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Aaron Hillis
Village Voice

One-named Cuban-born director Agustin's unrewarding middlebrow drama flaunts its street cred dubiously.

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Christopher Null

I'm all for telling generic stories about young artists rising above their lot in life, but for goodness sake, at least shoot it right.

Lou Lumenick
New York Post

Cisneros is an appealing actor, but he and Falling Awake get buried under a welter of clichés.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...an affable (yet thoroughly uneven) piece of work...

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Joseph Jon Lanthier
Slant Magazine

Casts a collection of illustrious no-names in a fatuous gangland epic of multicultural tensions between blacks and Puerto Ricans.

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S. James Snyder
Time Out

Playing smarter and smoother than the plot, Cisneros uncorks an antimacho performance that deviates from type.

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Eric Monder
Film Journal International

Falling Awake isn't completely soporific, but it hardly inspires or enlightens.

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Flixster Audience Score: 72% Flixster User Reviews
Remi Logan
I was very pleasantly surprised by this movie. Decided to watch it on a whim to see an actor I'm a fan of (Nicholas Gonzales) and though he ended up having… More