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Fruitvale Station (2013) Movie Information

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Ryan Coogler


Michael B. Jordan
Melonie Diaz
Octavia Spencer
Ariana Neal
Kevin Durand
Chad Michael Murray





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Based on the true story of Oscar Grant, who wakes up on Dec. 21, 2008 and feels something in the air - and resolves to change things - with his mother, his girlfriend, his 4-year-old daughter - but change is not easy and as he interacts with the family, friends and strangers throughout the day - he ends at Fruitvale BART station, where one more encounter, with police officers, will shake a city to it core.

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sapien 01/31/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Not a bad movie. Although, if you're familiar with the true story, as I was, it wasn't as shocking as it otherwise would've been.

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MikePA 12/17/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Michael B. Jordan's outstanding performance as Oscar Grant in Ryan Coogler's Fruitvale Station elevates the film's emotional and dramatic elements to an ultimate high. You know how the film is going to end, but Coogler crafts the film with so much care and humanity, especially Grant, who is flawed but holds a big heart. The realism of the film and its hard-to-stomach finale makes for a compelling viewing - one that should not be missed. 3/4

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Alex 08/11/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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A very well executed drama. I highly recommend this movie to those who want to watch a story unfold that is well paced, well shot, and well acted. Jordan does a great as does the supporting cast. It might make the academy awards. It isn't quite a 4 star movie as it doesn't add much new to the genre. Still - great flick.

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Kaye 08/03/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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An amazing film that tells an important but heartbreaking story. I would call it a must-see, as it breathes a bit of humanity into the national conversation on race, racism, and violence. I hope that several of the actors are recognized with Oscar nominations, especially Michael B. Jordan.

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Snoogans 07/27/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Not knowing the true story beforehand, I cannot say whether parts of this film are dramatized. But, to me, the portrayal of this real-life situation felt completely humanized. Oscar Grant is not presented as the complete good guy. For all of his well intentions, he still has his own troubles. This makes the proceedings more believable. Especially when you add in the excellent acting from Michael B. Jordan. His presence adds a significant weight to the film that ends in a swell of emotions. Some will view this under a completely tragic light, but I came away more angry at how poorly the final confrontation was handled by all of the police officers.

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02/06/2014 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

A Day in the Life

For a first time director, Ryan Coogler has certainly made an impact. Fruitvale Station is an account of the final day in the life of Oscar Grant. As Oscar, Michael B. Jordan also asserts himself as an actor to be reckoned with. I had previously seen him in the sci-fi thriller, Chronicle, but this is far and away his breakout role.

Fruitvale Station is based on true events - after a New Years celebration, Grant and a group of his friends were taking the BART to their destination (Fruitvale Station - hence the title) when an incident aboard the train caused the police to intervene at the stop and, ultimately, Grant was shot in the back and died from his wound. But while that is the outcome - Fruitvale Station is an examination of Grant, and where he is at in his life.

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