Off Jackson Avenue
Off Jackson Avenue (2009)

The fates of a Mexican woman sold into sexual slavery, a car thief seeking to go straight, and a Japanese assassin converge on the streets of New York City in director John-Luke Montias' complex crime drama. Lured to New York from… More

Directed By:
Rated: Unrated
Running Time:
Release Date: July 17, 2009
Add Your Rating
Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
User Score

Available Online

Critic Score: 63% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Ronnie Scheib

Its laid-back absurdist tone and no-nonsense pacing make for an audio-visual delight.

Full review…
Stephen Holden
New York Times

Not the first movie to follow a victim of sex trafficking into a living nightmare.

Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals

Count me in for this filmmaker's next offering. I detect a burgeoning talent here.

Full review…
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News

A nicely done first feature from writer-director John-Luke Montias, Off Jackson Avenue has a rich sense of place and enough confidence in its story that it doesn't need to have its characters collide, Crash-style, until they have to.

Full review…
Andrew Grant
Time Out

Like a less didactic version of Crash, John-Luke Montias's multiculti, multithreaded drama forces a handful of disparate characters to converge for no purpose other than narrative closure.

Full review…
Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics

Gritty inner city drama with a message presented by new names and faces makes a great film.

Full review…
V.A. Musetto
New York Post

If there really are 8 million stories in the naked city, you'd think that writer-director John-Luke Montias would have come up with more convincing scenarios for his Queens-based movie Off Jackson Avenue.

Full review…
Elena Oumano
Village Voice

Amusingly improbable.

Full review…
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

Mildly engaging, but often contrived and dull with stilted dialogue that lacks much-needed pizzazz.

Full review…
More reviews for Off Jackson Avenue