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  • Summary: In the shadow of a former industrial shipping hub, Marco and his wife Elizabeth who suffers from Multiple Sclerosis, live in her childhood home with Elizabeth's niece, Olivia, who has her eyes set on her future and Marco. Damian, Marco's best friend since childhood, has to put up with his unreliable younger brother, Melvin and the daily grind of life after divorce. This is the new normal economy and times are hard. This slice of life drama tells the tale of two roads that can only lead to one ultimate path. (Land Varied International) Expand
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  1. Reviewed by: Jeannette Catsoulis
    Dec 9, 2011
    Red Hook Black crawls forward by means of stilted conversations and vacuous exchanges.
  2. Reviewed by: Kalvin Henely
    Dec 7, 2011
    That Red Hook Black, a strained film about two friends struggling with jobs and family in a bleak, thickly spread economic milieu, is adapted from a play is painfully obvious; that it's never able to transcend its staginess makes it unbearable.
  3. Reviewed by: Ronnie Scheib
    Dec 8, 2011
    The characters are wearisomely one-dimensional and their situations and motives almost indecipherable due to poor exposition, weirdly pretentious dialogue and amateurish thesping.
  4. Reviewed by: Nick Schager
    Dec 7, 2011
    Reprinting its entire script would be the only way to properly convey the unintentionally hilarious awfulness of Red Hook Black, which complements its stilted and goofy writing with equally inept performances.
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