Premature

critic Reviews

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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Caroline MaddenScreen Queens
    Premature carefully maintains its admirable authenticity.
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    Roger MooreMovie Nation
    A lively, lovely and lived-in slice of Harlem life that looks, sounds and feels "right," even when what we're seeing is over-familiar to the point of cliche.
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    Joey MagidsonAwardsCircuit.com
    Rashaad Ernesto Green has a keen ear for realistic dialogue. Mixed with his artistic filmmaking, "Premature" has style and a strong sense of self.
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  • Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Carmen PaddockOne Room With A View
    Premature lives up to its title, in the sense that its honesty and impact are lost in half-baked delivery and an unsubtle script which kill its emotional vulnerability after the first act.
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    Rob AldamBackseat Mafia
    Electric and raw cinema
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    Andrea GronvallChicago Reader
    Premature is one of the year's best films.
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    Kiko MartinezSan Antonio Current
    Co-writer and director Rashaad Ernesto Green's mature filmmaking style is elegant and awe-inspiring.
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    Lauren Humphries-BrooksCitizen Dame
    Premature is an intense and lyrical film, as much in love with the images of Harlem as it is with the music that Isaiah produces and the poetry Ayanna writes.
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    Alan NgFilm Threat
    Premature is teen love portrayed in an adult manner. Its grit and realism distinguishes it from other teen love stories.
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    Nick AllenRogerEbert.com
    A tender ballad-not just about love but age, opportunity, timing-that gets stuck in your head.
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