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Summary In The Public, an unusually bitter Arctic blast has made its way to downtown Cincinnati and the front doors of the public library where the action of the film takes place. The story revolves around the library patrons, many of whom are homeless, mentally ill and marginalized, as well as an exhausted and overwhelmed staff of librarians wh...

Directed By: Emilio Estevez

Written By: Emilio Estevez

The Public
Metascore Mixed or Average Based on 18 Critic Reviews
46
User Score Generally Favorable Based on 8 User Ratings
6.5
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Summary In The Public, an unusually bitter Arctic blast has made its way to downtown Cincinnati and the front doors of the public library where the action of the film takes place. The story revolves around the library patrons, many of whom are homeless, mentally ill and marginalized, as well as an exhausted and overwhelmed staff of librarians wh...

Directed By: Emilio Estevez

Written By: Emilio Estevez

Where to Watch

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Metascore
Mixed or Average Based on 18 Critic Reviews
46
22% Positive
4 Reviews
61% Mixed
11 Reviews
17% Negative
3 Reviews

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Metascore
Mixed or Average Based on 18 Critic Reviews
46
22% Positive
4 Reviews
61% Mixed
11 Reviews
17% Negative
3 Reviews

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User Score
Generally Favorable Based on 8 User Ratings
6.5
50% Positive
4 Ratings
25% Mixed
2 Ratings
25% Negative
2 Ratings

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User Score
Generally Favorable Based on 8 User Ratings
6.5
50% Positive
4 Ratings
25% Mixed
2 Ratings
25% Negative
2 Ratings

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Production Company Hammerstone Studios, e2 Films, Cedarvale Pictures, Living the Dream Films
Release Date Apr 5, 2019
Duration 1 h 59 m
Rating PG-13
Genres
Tagline Every Story Matters.
Film Club's The Lost Weekend
• 4 Wins & 4 Nominations
Alliance of Women Film Journalists
• 1 Win & 1 Nomination
Cleveland International Film Festival
1 Nomination