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Fruitvale Station

  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • Filmmaker Ryan Coogler makes his feature directorial debut with this drama centered on the tragic shooting of Oscar Grant (Michael B. Jordan), a vibrant 22-year-old Bay Area father who was senselessly gunned down by BART officers on New Year's Day in 2009, and whose murder sent shockwaves through the nation after being captured on camera by his fellow passengers. Octavia L. Spencer, Melonie Diaz, and Kevin Durand co-star.
  • Credits
    Michael, B. Jordan, Octavia, L. Spencer, Melonie Diaz, Kevin Durand, Ahna O'Reilly
  • Critic Reviews
    "[D]ebuting director Ryan Coogler creates a bruising masterpiece."
    Rolling Stone

    4 stars out of 4 -- "FRUITVALE STATION is a profoundly compelling, gut-wrenching and important film."
    USA Today

    "Made with assurance and deep emotion, FRUITVALE STATION is more than a remarkable directing debut for 26-year-old Ryan Coogler. It's an outstanding film by any standard."
    Los Angeles Times

    "FRUITVALE STATION is a directorial debut of limitless promise; as a first feature it's almost miraculous."
    Wall Street Journal

    "[A] powerful and sensitive debut feature....Everything it has to say about class, masculinity and the tricky relations among different kinds of people in a proudly diverse and liberal metropolis is embedded in details of character and place."
    New York Times

    4 stars out of 4 -- "FRUITVALE STATION is about what we can imagine when we cast our gaze across the longstanding divides in this persistently, cancerously segregated American society."

    "[Jordan] is, unquestionably, the films greatest asset....The actor relocates some of the gravity of his devastating arc on 'The Wire'..."
    A.V. Club

    "Jordan's performance is grippingly subtle....It's great political filmmaking, period." -- Grade: A
    Entertainment Weekly

    "The intimacy of debut writer-director Ryan Cooglers approach to the film and the no-frills, believably real quality of the main performances combine to drive the senselessness of Oscars killing home with visceral impact."
    Chicago Sun-Times

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