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Posted October 25, 2015 by

 
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Critics Review: NA (0 review)
Film Bloggers Review: ★★★ (2 reviews)

SYNOPSIS

Berlatar bencana perumahan tahun 2008, Dennis Nash, seorang pekerja keras dan pria yang jujur, tidak dapat menyelamatkan keluarganya meski ia sudah berusaha semaksimal mungkin. Dibuang ke jalanan tanpa ragu-ragu oleh makelar perumahan, Mike Carver, Dennis yang kehilangan pekerjaan dan kehabisan pilihan diberi kesempatan unik—untuk bergabung dengan kru dari Carver dan membuat orang lain mengalami hal menyedihkan yang terjadi padanya demi mengambil kembali miliknya yang telah hilang.

 

Set amidst the backdrop of the 2008 housing market catastrophe, Dennis Nash, a hard-working and honest man, can’t save his family home despite his best efforts. Thrown to the streets with alarming precision by real estate shark Mike Carver, Dennis, out of work and luck, is given a unique opportunity – to join Carver’s crew and put others through the harrowing ordeal done to him in order to earn back what’s his. Delicately training his eye on the rigorous details, the reliably astute Ramin Bahrani imbues his characters with icy complexity to achieve his compassionate portrait of a man whose integrity has become ensnared within an all-too-relevant American crisis. With precision and care, Bahrani’s provocative character study applies all the cinematic tools at his disposal to explore the ethical dilemma at the heart of man’s struggle to reach higher – by whatever means necessary.

General Information

Director: Ramin Bahrani
Scriptwriter: Ramin Bahrani, Amir Naderi
Cast: Andrew Garfield, Michael Shannon, Laura Dern, Noah Lomax, Tim Guinee
Running Time: 112 minutes
Release Date: 21 October 2015

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BLOGGERS REVIEW

AMIR SYARIF SIREGAR (Amir at the Movies)

99 Homes plays like The Devil Wears Prada with real estate instead of fashion industry, Rick Carver instead of Miranda Priestley and, of course, tragedy instead of comedy. A tale of conflicts between morality and conscience, Rahmin Bahrani orchestrates the story with tight pacing and superb cast performances to create a heartbreaking and often hard to watch movie about today’s economy and unfortunate housing crisis. The third act’s a bit messy and rushing but still will not stop 99 Homes to lingers inside its audience’s minds long after it’s over. Rating: ★★★1/2

AWYA WAHARIKA (Awya Ngobrol)

A portrait of greed and morality in a rather contrived plot. Captured crisis meltdown but edits felt in rush. Score overwhelms. Rating: ★★1/2

TAUFIQUR RIZAL (CineTariz)

99 Homes menyajikan potret kelam dari American Dreams yang dipaparkan secara memilukan sekaligus studi karakter yang mengikat. Bagus! Rating: NA

 

Last Updated: 26 October 2015


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