Fruitvale Station

Fruitvale Station

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Fruitvale Station

Sundance and Cannes-winning drama based on the true story of Oscar Grant, a 22-year-old who was shot dead by Oakland police whilst unarmed and handcuffed in the early hours of New Year's Day 2009. The film follows Grant over the course of his last day. Stars Michael B. Jordan (Chronicle) and Octavia Spencer (The Help).

The shooting caused outrage and riots in the States with racial profiling at its heart - Grant was African American, and his killer a white policeman. The incident and subsequent uproar echoes that of another recent American tragedy, the killing of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman in 2012.

Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award winner at Sundance Film Festival 2013. Un Certain Regard, Avenir Prize (for director Ryan Coogler) at Cannes Film Festival 2013.
2013Rating: M85 minsUSA
DramaTrue Story & Biography
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Variety

Variety

press

Even if every word of Coogler's account of the last day in Grant's life held up under close scrutiny, the film would still ring false in its relentlessly positive portrayal of its subject.

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Time Out

Time Out

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Coogler, who grew up in the same neighborhoods as Grant, evokes a tangible sense of place, and his staging of the climactic incident hits like a fist in the gut.

3.0
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The New York Times

The New York Times

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A sad, touching and subtle film.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

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One has the sense of a man being slowly, surely written back into being.

4.0
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The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

Coogler isn't exactly an invisible hand. He pokes and prods his audience at every turn: Neither the false moments nor the powerful ones leave much mystery about how we're supposed to feel.

2.0
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The Age

The Age

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Riveting, emotionally charged drama, with powerhouse performances to match. Jordan is a revelation.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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A shrewd script and career-launching performances drive a tragic modern story that carries heavy social weight.

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Variety

Variety

press

Even if every word of Coogler's account of the last day in Grant's life held up under close scrutiny, the film would still ring false in its relentlessly positive portrayal of its subject.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Coogler, who grew up in the same neighborhoods as Grant, evokes a tangible sense of place, and his staging of the climactic incident hits like a fist in the gut.

3.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

A sad, touching and subtle film.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

One has the sense of a man being slowly, surely written back into being.

4.0
0
The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

Coogler isn't exactly an invisible hand. He pokes and prods his audience at every turn: Neither the false moments nor the powerful ones leave much mystery about how we're supposed to feel.

2.0
0
The Age

The Age

press

Riveting, emotionally charged drama, with powerhouse performances to match. Jordan is a revelation.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A shrewd script and career-launching performances drive a tragic modern story that carries heavy social weight.

0

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