Player Hating: A Love Story
Player Hating: A Love Story (2012)

Half-a-Mill is a 26 year old hip hop artist from the Albany Projects in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. By the time he was seven, Half was sharing a gun with his brother, 'cause he was sick of people putting their guns in his face in the… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 30, 2012
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Sara Stewart
New York Post

It's a sobering slice of life that puts actual faces to local violent crime statistics.

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Jennifer Merin

A rare insider glimpse at a lifestyle of deprivation that drums all ambition out of some youngsters, and pushes others to do whatever they need to do and can do to succeed.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

A sad chronicle of absent fathers and messed-up mothers, drugs as currency and violence as the period at the end of every argument.

David Noh
Film Journal International

Hardcore investigation of ghetto life is undoubtedly powerful but proves perplexing, intent-wise.

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Nick Schager
Village Voice

[Cuts] through the clichés about "thug life" to capture how violence is an integral, corrosive part of inner-city life.

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Chuck Bowen
Slant Magazine

One of the more intimate and revealing looks at American projects ever made; it's assured and empathetic without indulging in fashionable white guilt.

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