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/10
1,110 Ratings

Fruitvale Station

Fruitvale

Directed by Ryan Coogler
United States, 2013
Drama

Synopsis

The true story of Oscar, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident who crosses paths with friends, enemies, family and strangers on the last day of 2008.

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Fruitvale Station Directed by Ryan Coogler

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

2013 | Winner: Un Certain Regard - Avenir Prize

Sundance Film Festival

2013 | 4 wins including: Dramatic (Audience Award)

Independent Spirit Awards

2014 | Winner: Best First Feature

2014 | 2 nominations including: Best Male Lead

Certainly one of the most relevant American films of the last ten years, it’s also raw and emotional and features an incredibly sexy and sorrowful performance by soon-to-be-breakout-star Michael B. Jordan.
May 24, 2018
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Shooting on 16mm and integrating documentary footage into the editing, Coogler gives Fruitvale Station a feeling of realism that’s further consolidated by Jordan’s amazing performance. . . . Jordan disappears into role. It’s not so much that he’s self-effacing as that he transfers his own charisma to Oscar, whose large, contradictory personality—by turns tender, volatile, stubborn, and magnetic—is the film’s true subject.
February 13, 2018
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[The movie’s flaws] dissipate by the time of the superbly staged platform incident, which is tense and genuinely upsetting, even though we’ve been fully prepared for it. An elegiac tone is subsequently fostered by Spencer’s moving performance in the ensuing hospital vigil scene.
June 06, 2014
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