Urbania (2000)

One of the most talked-about movies of the 2000 Sundance Film Festival, this film, directed by Jon Shear, recalls the edgy, aggressively-political qualities of early '90s queer cinema such as Poison (1991) and Swoon (1991) -- and throws… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: September 15, 2000
DVD Release Date: March 13, 2001
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Critic Score: 71% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Emanuel Levy

One of the boldest entries in 2000 Sundance Fest, Shear's impressive debut is a darkly intriguing drama that probes the nature of love and lasting effects of loss, beautifully played by Dan Futterman (who later became known as the scripter of Capote)

Brandon Judell

Superb parts and a muddled whole is one way you can describe this eventually incisive look into one man's homosexuality.

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Arthur Lazere

Shear skillfully captures [a] steamy atmosphere and takes his time to develop Charlie into a rounded character.

Emanuel Levy

An impressive feature debut about the nature of love and loss, as felt by a group of characters, some of which gay.

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Steve Rhodes
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The disorienting film takes devious delight in layering various versions of the stories so that we feel like we're jurors looking into a courtroom lined with funhouse mirrors.

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Michael Dequina

A provocative and cathartic story about the impossibility of retribution and the challenge of redemption.

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David Noh
Film Journal International

It's dark! It's edgy! It's all pretty trite and tiresome!

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Flixster Audience Score: 71% Flixster User Reviews
Daniel Parsons
Extremely twisty, well acted and shot movie that takes a similar plot device to "Urban Legend", only uses it to make a gritty drama about a lost love.… More