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  1. Criteriamor's rating of the film Chop Shop

    More films like this need to be made and seen. Ramin's a great filmmaker. He shows what's underneath the idea of a city like New York. By choosing real people and settings, he rejects the myth of New York for more humane stories.

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  3. CarlosEsquives's rating of the film Chop Shop

    En "Chop shop" Bahrani parece remontarse en lo que había realizado en "Man push cart". Hay un olor a neorrealismo en la historia de personajes pertenecientes a un contexto difícil. Existe sin embargo el optimismo por la superación; un food truck. Sucede un conflicto y raíz de esto su protagonista principal asume un perfil sórdido. Como en lo italianos, la inocencia se extravía. El final sin embargo lo redime.

  4. itstheresomewhere's rating of the film Chop Shop

  5. UnbrandedFilms's rating of the film Chop Shop

    It approaches reality with delicacy and sensitivity without adding any judgemental layers. Very good direction and much respect for the audience.

  6. Max Seqgar's rating of the film Chop Shop

    Innocently harsh, awesome social-critique photography (seemed like it was filmed in Ciudad Juarez). Donald Trump should see this!

  7. Matthew Shorvon's rating of the film Chop Shop

    Cool film! Gonna watch out for this director more now. Subtle, heartfelt and truthful and beautifully captures the setting

  8. Steve G.'s rating of the film Chop Shop

    Chop Shop would make a splendid companion piece to the outstanding Gimme The Loot. Set in a similar part of New York, it's a sublime character study that not so much explores the loss of youth but more the absence of education and how street smarts can only get you so far. Well acted, nicely shot, but the ending was as sudden as these things tend to be these days.

  9. raggiodisole's rating of the film Chop Shop

    well told tale of life as an orphan in the streets of New York, and growing up. you're never left feeling sorry for them, this is more about learning rather than judging

  10. zack's rating of the film Chop Shop

  11. SiIencio's rating of the film Chop Shop

    A realist American indie movie this film feels too restrictive, oppressive & limited. We hardly have a chance to know what happens around the corner & beyond from this garage in Queens, New York. Despite the excellent acting by the young Alejandro Polanco, a tour de force transmitting raw angst & primal energy, the film lacks dynamism, originality, a touch of magic to lift it up from its bland mundanity.

  12. Katie Goodwin's rating of the film Chop Shop

    One of the most real American films I've seen. A story from the other side of the tracks that Hollywood never gives. Main character Ale is a tenacious kid brilliantly played.

  13. Agne's rating of the film Chop Shop

    Is it just my internet - this was very problematic to load (?). A good snapshot of life from one of the wealthiest countries in the world. Not much by way of action, but the dialogue is lively and I was glad that it wasn't a painstaking story of someone going from a bad condition to the absolute worst - there is pain enough in between the lines. Some uninteresting turns of plot (poverty -> crime). Simple, nice ending

  14. Ayesha Casely-Hayford's rating of the film Chop Shop

    The brother/sister scenes are gorgeous. But overall the characters lack depth and personality. They look right but I can’t feel any back-story or point. There is no danger, tension or atmosphere in the story-telling. As a simple observation of a day in some people’s lives, it works. But it is boring and doesn’t actually feel honest - I don’t understand some of the reactions of the characters.

  15. Sebastian Thiel's rating of the film Chop Shop

    A Beautiful tale of lost innocence and doing what you need to do to survive. The boys drive was so magnetic. I have never wanted someone to win as much as him in a film. Absolutely Loved it.

  16. guillaume's rating of the film Chop Shop

  17. Ordet Ordet's rating of the film Chop Shop

  18. Paolo Roy's rating of the film Chop Shop

  19. DUTCH's rating of the film Chop Shop

    As Queens is becoming more gentrified, the chop shop is dying soon going the way of Shea Stadium, unceremoniously broken down to pieces as something newer and safer was built in its place. For the chop shops it is not a baseball stadium but the buzzword economic development. This already great film of neo-realism is also the most powerful lifeline to a certain era and area of New York City that will soon be gone.

  20. Aaron G.'s rating of the film Chop Shop

    I guess there still are great American filmmakers.

  21. boycrumb's rating of the film Chop Shop

    A masterful depiction of the loss of innocence, as truthful and defining as any other put forth in cinema.

  22. Tyler Shaw's rating of the film Chop Shop

    This film does an amazing job of making this world real and natural. the shots are well chosen and yet never draw attention to themselves. Great performances. Skilled, subtle filmmaking.

  23. Beneezy's rating of the film Chop Shop

  24. Satrio Nindyo Istiko's rating of the film Chop Shop

    This is a powerful cinema..I like the way Ramin Bahrani built the climax by showing 3 established static shots first.Very stylish yet emotionally provoking...

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