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3.1
344 Ratings

99 Homes

Directed by Ramin Bahrani
United States, 2014
Drama

Synopsis

A father struggles to get back the home that his family was evicted from by working for the greedy real estate broker who’s the source of his frustration.

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99 Homes Directed by Ramin Bahrani

Awards & Festivals

Venice Film Festival

2014 | Winner: Best Film (Vittorio Veneto Film Festival Award)

2014 | Honorable Mention: SIGNIS Award

Independent Spirit Awards

2016 | Nominee: Best Supporting Male

While there’s much to be said about its Ramin Bahran-ian blend of moralistic sappiness, I was more put off by its overly twitchy star, Andrew Garfield, and how an actress of Laura Dern’s caliber got stuck with such a lousy, underwritten supporting role: not just “The Mom,” but “The Grandma”! A subject and approach this important deserves a mulligan.
January 20, 2016
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The sympathies of any sane viewer are locked in from the start; most of the movie is sheer emotional overkill. The director, Ramin Bahrani, admits of no ambiguity, but, despite his apparent intentions, his depiction of real-estate scams is more engaging than the drama. The Devil gets the best lines.
October 02, 2015
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99 Homes is a ferocious excavation of the meaning of home, the desperation attached to real estate, the pride of ownership and the stability of belonging. The pace never lets up. Once a person slips below the mainstream, it is nearly impossible to gain a foothold again. These characters struggle like hell to survive.
September 25, 2015
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What are people saying?

  • El Biffo's rating of the film 99 Homes

    Housing Bubble/Foreclosure movie just seems annoying now. Especially with these actors and this script.The irony is that the greed and exploitation that caused so many people to lose their homes also caused me to waste 2 hours of my life watching this movie.

  • Michael H. CLAES's rating of the film 99 Homes

    Strong work, on the edge, underpinned by a dense music score by Antony PARTOS. But what would Nash have done if he'd received 15% on Rick's cut instead of those unrealistic 6%? === Oeuvre forte, servie sur les nerfs par Antony GARFIELD, L.DERN & M.SHANNON, et sous-tendue par la musique dense & efficace de Antony PARTOS. Mais qu'aurait fait Nash s'il avait reçu 15 % sur la part de Rick, au lieu de ces 6% irréalistes ?

  • J. O.'s rating of the film 99 Homes

    There's some great filmmaking in here, at least at times. Mostly in the crafting of tense, frustrating, overwhelming scenes where the hopeful, desperate expressions of the about-to-be-evicted melt away into pained scowls. There were some great performances going on but, ultimately, as a whole the film isn't great. Evil people are over-the-top evil, and so nothing gets resolved (or even truly commented on). Who cares?

  • Ana Sousa's rating of the film 99 Homes

    The eviction scenes were some of the hardest things I've had to watch. Garfield has matured into an outstanding actor. Shannon's role fits him perfectly with that badass look of his. 99 Homes shows greediness, what we do in times of despair to save the ones we love and how it turns against us.

  • OFF_FRAME's rating of the film 99 Homes

    Shannon again proves he's one of the most unique actors currently working in America. This is a dark and uncomforatable story set at the intersection of desperation and greed within the pulsing heart of capitalism. Bahrani pulls no punches in his unflinching portrayal of the rapidly expanding inequality in modern America. 4 stars.

  • MATTEO BITTANTI's rating of the film 99 Homes

    “America was built by bailing out winners”. Like The Wolf of Wall Street and The Big Short, Ramin Bahrani's film perfectly captures the true nature of Neoliberal America and the corrosive, exploitative nature of Late Capitalism. The Dream is drowning in sewage.

  • josé neves's rating of the film 99 Homes

    Here's what happens with the triumph of television naturalistic (re)presentation: the accumulation of cliches ranging from heavy breaths to hands nervously stroking face and hair, apart from a rather significant grimaces collection, in addition to a camera that pretend to be nervous and that only displays confusion - Andrew Garfield, actor and Bahrani, director, are the common denominator of those lowest expressions.

  • Steve Pulaski's rating of the film 99 Homes

    A powerhouse film on all cylinders; an electrifying and brutally honest film about the "got mine, fuck you" attitude America was founded upon and still abides by to this day. Andrew Garfield gives a heartbreaking performance and Michael Shannon better take the salary he earned for this film, buy mops, and clean house like a janitor at the Oscars next year. Favorite film of the year.

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