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Justin Vicari's rating of the film A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints

So here's a director who rips off Mean Streets, Basketball Diaries, Bronx Tale (Bronx Tale?!?), and at the same time keeps stressing how "real" it all is. He's long on attitude, that's bank, but he is good with his actors, and even when the cliches do a log jam, he pushes forward with some unexpected bit or observation. So here's a director who's not quite there yet, but worth watching out for, I'd say.