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Gimme The Loot

4

A US indie about graffiti taggers

A US indie about graffiti taggers walking’n’talking in NYC sounds like a recipe for post-mumblecore hipster chic, but Adam Leon’s fleet and funky freewheeler betrays no contrivance.

Ty Hickson and Tashiana Washington brim with conviction as cash-strapped mates struggling to raise $500 so they can tag Shea Stadium’s home-run apple (a NY landmark that pops up during Mets games).

Despite adding petty theft and class conflict to the mix, Leon never forces the drama’s hand. Instead, he favours an on-the-fly empathy for the underdog that’s seductive without being sentimental and charming without being cheap, right up to a well-earned closing grace note that’ll make you grin for days.

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    • esiambalboa

      Aug 18th 2013, 13:22

      2

      Forgettable movie and forgettable characters, yeah tbh I don't remember much about it! It should be noted that I am a hoodmovie-fan but this is just lacking in just about everything from what i do remember... If you want a new urban drama go lookout LUV with Common or GUN HILL ROAD... If you want a movie about graffitiartists check out BOMB THE SYSTEM with Mark Webber,,,

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