Gimme The Loot
Gimme The Loot (2013)

Malcolm and Sofia, two determined teens from the Bronx, are the ultimate graffiti-writers. When a rival gang buffs their latest masterpiece, they must hatch a plan to get revenge by tagging an iconic NYC landmark, but they need to raise… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: March 22, 2013
DVD Release Date: September 17, 2013
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Critic Score: 91% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Thanks to energetic performances from its young leads, Gimme The Loot captures a slice of city life with warmth and exuberance.

Wesley Morris
Grantland

Amid all the copycatting and pricey bombast and genericness, here's a movie that looks like it hails from a real place; whose characters sound like they come from somewhere; whose stakes are stresslessly low.

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John Hartl
Seattle Times

It may be a slight movie, but it has its sunny charms.

Jason Solomons
The Mail on Sunday (UK)

Director Adam Leon probes the offbeat corners and rhythms of New York life. In doing so, he also subtly captures the textures of its society, language and hidden economies in a sweetly optimistic street romance.

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Dave Calhoun
Time Out

'Gimme the Loot' is ... meandering and a little shallow. And even at 79 minutes it feels a little too long for what's essentially the film equivalent of a short story.

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

A movie about teenage taggers in the Bronx should be fast and raw, scruffy and loose, and Adam Leon's Gimme the Loot is just that.

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Craig D. Lindsey
INDY Week

Gimme the Loot may scare off future visitors to New York City, but it'll certainly make those who grew up there homesick as hell.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

A thousand-watt jolt of mischief, a spunky, funky, ebullient indie that packs its 81 minutes with cinematic exhilaration.

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

As it lopes along, the movie offers a warm but very sharp portrait of New York's have-nots and their uneasy relationship with the haves.

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Larushka Ivan-Zadeh
Metro (UK)

At once a breath of fresh air and nostalgically old skool, this toys with issues of race, class and gender but manages to wear its authenticity with an unusually light touch.

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Flixster Audience Score: 66% Flixster User Reviews
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'Gimme the Loot'. Three likeable leads including the city of New York, which is very much a character in its own right.
Walter M.
"Gimme the Loot" starts with Sophia(Tashiana Washington) and Malcolm(Ty Hickson) pocketing as many cans of spray paint as they can handle from a… More