Metacritic Movie Ratings
Fruitvale Station Reviews

5.0

85

out of 100

Metascore®
Universal acclaim
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 100

    out of 100

    Entertainment WeeklyOwen Gleiberman

    Fruitvale Station is great political filmmaking because it's great filmmaking, period.

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  • 100

    out of 100

    USA TodayClaudia Puig

    Michael B. Jordan is superbly multi-dimensional as Grant.

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  • 100

    out of 100

    Chicago TribuneMichael Phillips

    Fruitvale Station works because Coogler and his leading man present a many-sided protagonist, neither saint nor unalloyed sinner.

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  • 100

    out of 100

    Wall Street JournalJoe Morgenstern

    At the age of 27 Mr. Coogler seems to have it all, and have it firmly in place a clearsighted take on his subject (no airbrushing of flaws or foibles here, just confident brush strokes by a mature artist); a spare, spontaneous style that can go beyond naturalism into a state of poetic grace, and a gift for getting, or allowing, superb actors to give flawless performances.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    Village VoiceStephanie Zacharek

    Fruitvale Station is intimate in the best way, thanks largely to Jordan's deft, responsive performance.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    The Hollywood ReporterTodd McCarthy

    As Oscar, Jordan at moments gives off vibes of a very young Denzel Washington in the way he combines gentleness and toughness; he effortlessly draws the viewer in toward him.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    VarietyGeoff Berkshire

    Even if every word of Coogler’s account of the last day in Grant’s life held up under close scrutiny, the film would still ring false in its relentlessly positive portrayal of its subject.

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