Restless City
Restless City (2012)

Restless City tells the story of an Africa immigrant surviving on the fringes of New York City where music is his passion, life is a hustle, and falling in love is his greatest risk. -- (C) Official Site

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Rated: R
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Release Date: April 27, 2012
DVD Release Date: October 9, 2012
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

"Restless City" is tumescent with atmosphere.

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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times

In its portrait of a "Restless City" the film is strangely inert and feels like the work of image-makers, not storytellers.

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Michael Dequina

Inviting and intriguing in its beauty, grit, and danger, familiar yet foreign.

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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

"Restless City" possesses a poetic, contemplative sensibility as attuned to the vagrant beauty of polyglot urban life as to its chaotic unpredictability.

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Ernest Hardy
Village Voice

Told in an elliptical style with a pacing and jagged rhythms that take some getting used to, the thrust and power of the film lies in its poetic imagery...

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Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News

Violent episodes explode and recede, but without context and emotional connection, they're sometimes just pictures.

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Nicolas Rapold
New York Times

Mr. Dosunmu seems to have directed all his actors to pause before delivering lines, giving a languor to the film that comes to feel studied.

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Miles Bowe
Boston Phoenix

Restless City looks gorgeous, but has nothing to say.

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Chuck Bowen
Slant Magazine

The script simply isn't in the same league as the images that Andrew Dosunmu and the gifted cinematographer Bradford Young have fashioned.

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Flixster Audience Score: 27% Flixster User Reviews
Walter M.
In "Restless City," Djibril(Sy Assane) is a recent immigrant to New York City from Dakar, Senegal. Currently, he makes his living as a sidewalk… More