Kill The Poor

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Released 2006

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Director:
Alan Taylor
Released:
2006
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A young man in 1980's NYC moves into a squatter tenement to make a life for his wife and child, but the problems of the building threaten to overtake his new life. This indie from IFC, set in 1982, tells the story of a writer returning with his new bride to his childhood NYC neighborhood only to find it is filled with drug dealers and gangs. This is a gritty, urban drama from Alan Taylor that stars David Krumholtz and Cliff Gorman.

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  • 70

    Variety David Rooney

    Result hovers a little uncertainly between dark comedy and urban drama, but remains compelling thanks to its gritty narrative texture, nervous energy and loose, jumpy structure, wh...

  • 50

    The New York Times

    There's potential here for an incendiary riff on gentrification and its discontents, but the result is only lukewarm. While the ensemble is as pungent as its assorted clichés will...

  • 42

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    As an overwrought, overacted drama, Kill the Poor is negligible.

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