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Man Push Cart Review

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4.5

Dave White Profile

… neo-neo-realism like this isn't about bumming you out. Read full review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 4.0
    71

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  • 100

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    Bahrani, as director, not only stays out of the way of the simplicity of his story, but relies on it; less is more, and with restraint he finds a grimy eloquence.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    This modern slice of neorealism has been made with a skill, and humanity, that suggests Bahrani may have a "Bicycle Thief" in him yet.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Michael Wilmington

    A realistic drama about life's uncertainties.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    Los Angeles Times Kevin Thomas

    Man Push Cart, largely the work of newcomers and near-newcomers, is a remarkably disciplined, subtle film that avoids striking a "triumph of the human spirit" note or any other cliché.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    The New York Times Stephen Holden

    Filmed in less than three weeks, Man Push Cart is an exemplary work of independent filmmaking carried out on a shoestring. Mr. Razvi’s convincing performance is a muted portrait of desolation bordering on despair.

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