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  • Summary: Lucky, a street hustler selling counterfeit goods, has his world turned upside down when a child is thrust into his life by a woman who insists the toddler is his. (Elephant Eye Films)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Reviewed by: Justin Lowe
    70
    Admirably resourceful, Prince of Broadway thrives in that increasingly fertile stylistic niche combining documentary and narrative aesthetics.
  2. The movie is sharp, charismatic and so light on its feet we never know which way it will turn.
  3. Reviewed by: John Anderson
    70
    Streetwise, kinetic and solidly dramatic, Prince of Broadway is a convincingly character-driven tale set in a clandestine universe -- the realm of stolen and/or counterfeit fashions that exists in the no man's land of Manhattan's West 20s.
  4. It's an undeniably small yet almost indefinable film, warmhearted and bittersweet, laced with both humor and tough emotions. Plus it has a kind of bicoastal appeal.
  5. Reviewed by: Chad Greene
    60
    With his cinema-verité treatment of baby-daddy drama in Prince of Broadway, Baker proves himself a worthy heir to the Italian neorealists of the '40s and '50s-capturing capably the desperation, and potential defeat, inherent in poverty.
  6. It's not the freshest scenario, and Baker lets Lucky sputter and moan about his fate for so long that we wonder, as his sensible girlfriend does, why we're bothering with such undiluted dickness.
  7. Reviewed by: Andrew Schenker
    40
    There's one crucial lesson that Baker hasn't absorbed, however: Don't get too caught up in plotting, especially when it involves a man warming to an unwanted child.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
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  1. Apr 7, 2013
    9
    This film was so incredibly funny, laughing out loud funny, and sad and human and humane. The world of the film is carefully and honestlyThis film was so incredibly funny, laughing out loud funny, and sad and human and humane. The world of the film is carefully and honestly observed. There is hardly a sentimental moment in it. This may sound crazy (life is crazy though this film teaches us) but it reminded me of the more recent Rust and Bone. You would need to see both to know what I mean.. Expand
  2. Oct 5, 2010
    6
    This is a good example of a mock-u-mentary gone good. With little resources, a good sense of space and character this little film can and doesThis is a good example of a mock-u-mentary gone good. With little resources, a good sense of space and character this little film can and does get across. It never looses rhythm even if most of the acting is really improvisational. A veritable try a documenting the life of hustlers in Broadway, turns out to be of interest. Expand

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