This Beautiful City
This Beautiful City (2007)

Chatter from a dinner party in Harry and Carol's nouveau riche condo drifts through an open balcony door, as two freebase cokeheads, Pretty and Johnny, have a party on their own in the alley below. As the dinner guests leave, the… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 11, 2007
DVD Release Date: December 8, 2009
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Critic Score: 14% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times

Gass-Donnelly tricks up this phony baloney with nervous camerawork and editing while also stranding his actors with scads of second-rate dialogue. A bad time is had by all.

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Philip Marchand
Toronto Star

A sense of coherence is not helped by an arty, handheld-camera feeling.

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Adam Nayman
L.A. Weekly

The only real notes of authenticity are struck by the actors, and even then, only on the distaff side.

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Stephen Cole
Globe and Mail

Too much of is bombast and street noise.

Robert Koehler

Gass-Donnelly's over-calculated, crisis-fueled script links yuppies, crack addicts and a cop, with few signs of its origins as the writer-helmer's stage play Descent.

Jim Slotek
Jam! Movies

A movie that draws you in.

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Flixster Audience Score: 35% Flixster User Reviews
Daniel Perry
Nominated for four Genie Awards...? Yeesh. This was a painful film to watch, and not in a good way. It tries to push some boundaries by finding commonalities… More
Deb Singh
This gritty depressing film runs at a weary pace.