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  • Summary: Drazen, Wallace and Ken immigrated to America in search of their piece of the American Dream. Drazen and Wallace spend their days engulfed in seedy off-track betting while Ken grudgingly drives a New York cab. Bad luck and desperation bring these men together, and they are forced to fightDrazen, Wallace and Ken immigrated to America in search of their piece of the American Dream. Drazen and Wallace spend their days engulfed in seedy off-track betting while Ken grudgingly drives a New York cab. Bad luck and desperation bring these men together, and they are forced to fight for their very survival and their most valued prize: the right to stay in America. Ultimately, Ponies is about the tenuous hold we each have on the American Dream during these dark, uneasy times of war, fear and terrorism.(GreenBox Films) Expand
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  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Reviewed by: Neil Genzlinger
    Jul 12, 2012
    80
    A riveting piece of work full of unpleasant characters whom you're glad you've met but never want to see again.
  2. Reviewed by: Frank Scheck
    Jul 13, 2012
    70
    Primarily an actors' showcase, it does at least provide the opportunity for the virtuosic John Ventimiglia (The Sopranos) to strut his stuff in a well-deserved leading role.
  3. Reviewed by: Glenn Heath Jr.
    Jul 11, 2012
    50
    Never distinguishes itself as engaging cinema apart from the main character's vile charisma and a few dynamic dialogue sequences.
  4. Reviewed by: David Fear
    Jul 11, 2012
    40
    An adaptation of Mike Batistick's Off Broadway play, this stagy character study about immigrants living off the crumbs of the American Dream revels in cut-rate street smartness. Then comes the third act, at which point the film moves from obvious message-mongering to the beating of a post–9/11 dead horse.
  5. Reviewed by: Andrew Schenker
    Jul 11, 2012
    40
    Nick Sandow's Ponies can claim the not negligible achievement of bringing one of the more irritatingly objectionable characters in recent cinema to the screen.