99 Homes

Metascore
71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics What's this?

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  • Summary: A father (Andrew Garfield) struggles to get back the home that his family was evicted from by working for the greedy real estate broker (Michael Shannon) who's the source of his frustration.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Reviewed by: Jessica Kiang
    Sep 1, 2014
    91
    99 Homes is by no means a perfect film, but it can achieve something more precious, and rarer than glossy perfection: it can take you by the shoulders and shake the apathy and complacency away.
  2. Reviewed by: Peter Bradshaw
    Sep 1, 2014
    80
    This is a tough, muscular, idealistic drama that packs a mighty punch, and Shannon and Garfield are excellent.
  3. Reviewed by: John Bleasdale
    Sep 1, 2014
    80
    [Bahrani's] created a complex and thoughtful political drama with the speed and tension of a good thriller.
  4. Reviewed by: Catherine Bray
    Sep 2, 2014
    75
    Other than the unsubtle but vivid storytelling, the main joy of 99 Homes is seeing two excellent but very different actors spark off each other for almost the entire runtime, in a brace of performances both brilliant and brilliantly matched.
  5. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    Sep 1, 2014
    70
    An urgent work, the burning anger of which will viscerally connect with many viewers, who will recognize themselves or people they know up on the screen.
  6. Reviewed by: Guy Lodge
    Sep 1, 2014
    70
    This dynamically acted, unapologetically contrived pic reps the filmmaker’s best chance to date of connecting with a wider audience — one likely to share the helmer’s bristling anger over corruptly maintained class divides in modern-day America.
  7. Reviewed by: Alonso Duralde
    Sep 1, 2014
    57
    Bahrani (and co-writer Amir Naderi) want the audience to go to the dark side with them without losing their faith in the system. To anyone who has watched this crisis unfold over the last decade, it will feel like a cheat.

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