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  • Summary: Old friends reunite to attend a funeral in their malaise ridden hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio after a mysterious murder. Mourning their incomprehensible loss, Marco, Aaron and Wilbur chase the ghosts of their shared past as they spiral out of boyhood and into a weekend of misplaced grief,Old friends reunite to attend a funeral in their malaise ridden hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio after a mysterious murder. Mourning their incomprehensible loss, Marco, Aaron and Wilbur chase the ghosts of their shared past as they spiral out of boyhood and into a weekend of misplaced grief, unquestioned privilege and masculine bravado, one which will force them to come to terms with their capability of betrayal and desire for revenge. (Nappinati Films) Expand
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Reviewed by: Jeannette Catsoulis
    May 24, 2012
    80
    The film is a riveting portrait of young men in shock and in mourning as the tragedy stirs feelings that have long lain dormant.
  2. Reviewed by: John DeFore
    May 24, 2012
    70
    Redlegs marks the promising directorial debut of film critic Brandon Harris.
  3. Reviewed by: Dennis Harvey
    May 28, 2012
    50
    Filmmaker magazine editor/critic Brandon Harris' debut feature, Redlegs, puts its indebtedness to Cassavetes upfront -- or rather, in back, spelled out clearly amid the closing acknowledgements -- as three protagonists act out a junior version of "Husbands'" epic drunken wake.
  4. Reviewed by: Nick Schager
    May 22, 2012
    40
    The trio's mourning feels more like immature self-absorption.
  5. Reviewed by: Calum Marsh
    May 22, 2012
    25
    Redlegs may be "raw," but it's meaningless. That's something Cassavetes would have never abided.
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  1. May 25, 2012
    9
    This movie impressed me so much. It's some of the best acting I've seen, period, the score and cinematography are haunting, and it capturesThis movie impressed me so much. It's some of the best acting I've seen, period, the score and cinematography are haunting, and it captures the heart of Cincinatti, one of the most fascinating, and under explored cities in the world, a place where race and class differences are never far from the surface of life. Many see the Cassavettes influence, and some have derided the film for it, but unlike many movies that rip off, Harris is clearly paying homage to him. Evan Louison is perhaps the films great highlight, as is Miranda Rhyne's remarkable cinematography. Redlegs is not a simple film with a simple, didactic message. It bravely broaches the subject of race and doesn't distill anything for the audience. I highly recommend it. Collapse

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