Jon Higgins
Lisa Schwarzbaum
February 27, 2008 AT 05:00 AM EST

City of Men

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
runtime
105 minutes
Limited Release Date
02/29/08
performer
Darlan Cunha, Douglas Silva
director
Paulo Morelli
distributor
Miramax
author
Paulo Morelli, Elena Soarez
genre
Drama

We gave it an B-

As he did in his striking 2005 first feature film, Man Push Cart, about a Pakistani street vendor in New York, perceptive indie filmmaker Ramin Bahrani looks at what others overlook and finds drama in everyday details. Set in a bleak junkyard cor¬ner of Queens, where ”auto-body repair” is indistinguishable from auto-part theft, this gentle drama of getting by in a harsh city jungle features a 12-year-old Latino orphan (Alejandro Polanco) who already knows something about the working world, and his older sister (Isamar Gonzales), who doesn’t yet. B+

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