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6.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 10 Ratings

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  2. Negative: 1 out of 10

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  1. May 7, 2013
    5
    Two Bronx teenagers see themselves as great grafitti writers, so they set out with a plan. Along the way, things go in different directions. These two charming actors (Tashiana Washington & Ty Hickson) are loaded with charisma and charm, which is good since the whole film revolves around them. There's not really a plot, just a string of things that happen. The cinematography is washed outTwo Bronx teenagers see themselves as great grafitti writers, so they set out with a plan. Along the way, things go in different directions. These two charming actors (Tashiana Washington & Ty Hickson) are loaded with charisma and charm, which is good since the whole film revolves around them. There's not really a plot, just a string of things that happen. The cinematography is washed out and grainy (no excuse in this day of digital imaging), but the energy is undeniable. It's a plucky little diversion if you want a peek into the fast-talking, profanity-laden, legally-loose world of urban street life. Expand
Metascore
81

Universal acclaim - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. Reviewed by: James Mottram
    Aug 28, 2013
    80
    Full of ear-pleasing lines and obscure R&B tunes, it’s colourful, casual and full of flavour. An unexpected treat.
  2. Reviewed by: Sheila O'Malley
    Jun 11, 2013
    100
    Gimme the Loot is thrilling, although there aren't any stereotypically "thrilling" sequences. The thrill comes from the compulsively watchable dynamic between the two leads (non-professional actors, both of them), the excellent supporting cast (also non-professionals), and the fun use of multiple locations throughout the bustling metropolis.
  3. Reviewed by: Monica Riese
    May 15, 2013
    78
    First-time feature director Adam Leon’s shots are precise and full of detail; it almost doesn’t even matter what’s being said (which is good, because the dialogue sounds stilted at times). What’s important is the art, and Leon and his leads have a palpable passion for it, but they also aren’t afraid to stop and smell the carnations along the way.