Man Push Cart
Man Push Cart (2006)

A former Pakistani rock star attempts to adjust to life in New York City while simultaneously making friends and selling coffee from a push cart on the streets of Manhattan in Iranian-American director Ramin Bahrani poignant,… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: May 12, 2006
DVD Release Date: October 9, 2007
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Critic Score: 88% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: This compassionate portrait of a New York City street vendor is as beautiful as it is melancholy.

Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle

The makers of Man Push Cart seem so dedicated to making a film that defies Hollywood conventions that the finished product lacks enough entertainment value to justify price of admission.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Free of contrived melodrama and phony suspense, it ennobles the hard work by which its hero earns his daily bread.

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Jeffrey Chen
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

A noble attempt to give us a look at one of the regular people who populate our civilization, one of the guys we may see everyday but would be otherwise totally unfamiliar with.

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

Michael Simmond's cinematography, especially in scenes of Ahmad muscling his way amid evening traffic and early-morning delivery trucks, is wonderfully true to the moods of a city that never sleeps and seldom nods at the hard work going on before it.

Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

Ahmad's concerns -- his sadness and his striving -- become universal. Though his early-morning riser's world is gray and threaded with melancholy, it becomes, in the end, a place we recognize.

Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film

Although the acting isn't so hot from the non-professional bit part players, Ahmad Ravzi - also a non-professional actor and former push cart seller himself - puts in a stoic and solid performance.

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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News

Shot in three weeks, Man Push Cart does a fine job of capturing the bitter flavor of Ahmad's life.

Nathan Rabin
AV Club

Man Push Cart is a solemn mood piece that hovers somewhere between bittersweet and despairing.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Delivers the grind without sugar and clichés.

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Flixster Audience Score: 65% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Immigrant finds life in the greatest city in the world less than advertised in this blah telling of one soul's dismal discovery of real life here.… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]In "Man Push Cart," Ahmad(Ahmad Razvi) spends the pre-dawn hours dragging his push cart through the cavernous avenues of… More
A micro budget movie about a Pakistani immigrant working at a coffee stand on the streets of New York. Almost the definition of a "sundancy" movie,… More