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All Day and a Night (2020)

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Critic Consensus: All Day and a Night addresses worthy issues with thoughtfulness and care, although its effectiveness is undermined by a disappointingly familiar story.

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As soft-spoken Jahkor (Ashton Sanders, Moonlight) struggles to keep his dream of rapping alive amidst a gang war in Oakland, his ill-fated life and real-world responsibilities drive him further and further across the line of right and wrong with tragic consequences. Landing in prison beside his father, J.D. (Jeffrey Wright, Westworld) whom he never wanted to be like, Jahkor embarks on an unlikely journey of self-discovery, exploring the events that unite them, in hopes of helping his newborn son break a cycle that feels unavoidable.

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A nervy, deeply felt drama that gets a little lost on its winding path to redemption but still finds a way home.

May 8, 2020 | Rating: B | Full Review…

"All Day and a Night" lingers and sometimes meanders in that gray zone, where the story can accrue texture and feeling and emerge as more than the sum of its plot mechanics.

May 4, 2020 | Full Review…

It's a matter of semantics, but if this is a film that often flubs the little things, it gets the most important detail right.

May 4, 2020 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Despite the blasts of violence, the film feels like a meditation on this life, and one that takes its time even as we know where it's going.

May 1, 2020 | Full Review…
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This film has been done too many times before and done better.

May 1, 2020 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

A viewer might be excused for feeling frustration over Jah's terrible decisions for most of the running time, even as the script struggles to contextualize those decisions as the helpless flailing of a stunted young man.

May 1, 2020 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
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