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  1. CarlosEsquives's rating of the film Little Odessa

    Película sobre los lazos filiales, los ásperos e irreconciliables, además de los fervorosos. El protagonista de esta historia se encuentra en una especie de limbo, entre el resentimiento a su padre y la inocencia de su hermano. A pesar, existe un pesar moral que este sabe aparentar. Gray crea un mundo que está arraigado a lo nocivo, no hay intención de reformarlo, pero el pesar no deja de ser palpable.

  2. Nick Schwab's rating of the film Little Odessa

    The crime/hitman element is held so much in the background of the family drama that it feels mostly unneeded until the climax. It makes the story more ungrounded and melodramatic than it would be if it were a pure drama, or had it equally balanced both elements, or even, if Roth was just an ex-con. The drama itself is serviceable but doesn't push emotion and characterizations into unique and surprising territories.

  3. Diderot's rating of the film Little Odessa

    A very assured debut film in the understated way it tells a story of deep-rooted pain and hollow violence. The "shoot-out" at the end is a brilliantly dead-pan climax.

  4. El Biffo's rating of the film Little Odessa

    Individually, Gray's films are good. When looked at as an entire body of work, they are more impressive; a picture of Brooklyn/Queens in a somewhat simpler time, not so long ago.

  5. Hyperion_333's rating of the film Little Odessa

    Vanessa Redgrave's accent is great, so is Tim Roth's leather jacket.

  6. chanandre's rating of the film Little Odessa

    "Little Odessa" is to New York what "Heat" is to L.A. Furlong lying dead on the floor is like a mirror image of Alain Delon (the shot the The Smiths would later use on the cover of their "The Queen Is Dead" LP) lying dead at the end of "L'Insoumis"/"The Unvanquished" by Alain Cavalier. Fate dominates this in a very Cimino, Mann, Mizoguchi-ian way. A mainstream auteur was born. What a birth! Is the film burn in ... ▽

  7. José Neves's rating of the film Little Odessa

    35mm, rewatched, re-rated. In his first two films, Gray retakes the mythology of immigrant mafias in the United States and turns it into a tragedy toward silence and void, that is, the accumulation of crimes and confrontations are sudden becomings of a language without excess or predictability - cinema inscribed by a liturgy of space and time dimensions. And memory, ...

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  9. James Mackin's rating of the film Little Odessa

    Tim Roth isn't great, but all in all, I enjoyed this. Distinctly tense when it wants to be.

  10. FISCHER's rating of the film Little Odessa

    L'efficacité de James Gray qui confirmera de film en film, parcimonieusement... www.cinefiches.com

  11. Bonnet Michel's rating of the film Little Odessa

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  14. несчастный's rating of the film Little Odessa

    we always end up hurting the ones we love the most

  15. The Mayor Of Hell's rating of the film Little Odessa

    I agree for the most part with Eberts review. Dnt get this movie or what the point is. Great effort. Some good scenes. Love the on location filming. Crazy that james gray was 25

  16. Kamran's rating of the film Little Odessa

    Careful camera movement trace location as soft zooms channel the interplay of a dysfunctional trio of father and sons. 91/100 - Amazing

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  18. chris naughton's rating of the film Little Odessa

    Interestin how Gray's other films show necessity of social conformity along with price to one's individuality.But Odessa shows price of nonconformity: Roth lives life of 90s movie-criminal/hero: freedom, money.But in Gray's movie world he is a prisoner + social consquences for his out of the ordinary life is destruction for others. Opposite of We Own + Lovers. Furlong is end of GenX lookin to wrong model.

  19. Sudipto Basu's rating of the film Little Odessa

    A film which finds a perfect tone of tragedy and loss, and sustains it beautifully,

  20. PYSZNY's rating of the film Little Odessa

    The shootout in sheets is stolen from Wajda.

  21. L. Nolan's rating of the film Little Odessa

    24 years old. Stunning debut.

  22. meancreek's rating of the film Little Odessa

    James Gray is one of the most underrated directors around.

  23. micah van hove's rating of the film Little Odessa

  24. Daniel S.'s rating of the film Little Odessa

    Brilliant and impressive first effort. Highly recommended.

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